Welcome to Team Austin's Page!
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page for the Congenital Heart Walk. Raising funds for CHD research is critically important to all Heart Warriors and Heart Angels, and personally very meaningful to our family!
At 20 weeks pregnant with twins, we were told "there is something wrong with Baby B's heart". We later learned that one of our twins would be born with a critical heart defect called HLHS. Austin and his twin were born premature. Austin had less than a 50% chance of survival. After two lifesaving open heart surgeries, one major stomach surgery, numerous caths, and countless other tests and procedures Austin came home at 151 days old for the 1st time. Austin has now had 4 open heart surgeries and a quite a few more caths. Our now 4 year old son is thriving, which would not be possible without research. Austin had his 4th open heart surgery in September. There is no cure for HLHS, so he will continue to receive treatments. Our family continues to hope that through research, more advancements will come along to help our son. The Children's Heart Foundation continues to grow and fund critically needed research for congenital heart defects.
Please help us to fund CHD research by making a donation to Team Austin! Together we can make a life-saving difference!
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