Team WONDERHEART is Walking for Research!
Our team is raising funds for congenital heart defect research - join us!
Why give? Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defect in the nation, impacting ONE in every 110 babies each year.
In 2019, our son Milo was born with a single-ventricle heart defect, "half-a-heart." Milo had two open heart surgeries in the first four months of his life - the Norwood and the Glenn. In the next few years Milo will need a third heart surgery - the Fontan. Although these surgeries have saved his life, they are not a cure but palliative care. Milo lives with low oxygen levels and his upcoming Fontan circulation has many negative side effects including Fontan Associated Liver Disease and heart failure. Eventually, people living with single-ventricle heart disease will need heart transplantation.
We are Team Wonderheart because every day we experience so much wonder at Milo's life and the lives of those fighting alongside him. And, we wonder what the future will hold, both for Milo, for his heart friends, and for the future of CHD research and advancements. We have hope that with funded CHD research, new treatment options will be available to Milo when he needs them.
The Children's Heart Foundation exists to make sure that kids like Milo - and everyone impacted by CHDs - live long and healthy lives. Because of research, today there is greater hope for babies born with and adults living with congenital heart defects.
Help us reach our fundraising goal by making a donation today. You can also become a member of our team and join us at the walk at the San Francisco Zoo on August 13th!
Thank you in advance for your support!
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