Join me in supporting congenital heart defect research for Liam!
Raising funds for congenital heart defect (CHD) research is not only critically important to all babies born with, and children and adults living with CHDs, it is also personally meaningful to me.
As many of our friends and family know, our son Liam was diagnosed prenatally at 23 weeks with a CHD. He was diagnosed with Pulmonary Atresia with intact ventricular septum. Within his first 3 weeks of life, he had to undergo 2 life saving cardiac catheterizations. After a little over 3 and a half weeks in the hospital we were able to go home. When Liam was 3 months old, we were told that he would need to have open heart surgery to perserve his heart function and keep his pulmonary artery open. His 2 caths that he had done originally did not open up his pulmonary artery as much as his cardiologist would have liked. On March 18, 2019 Liam had his first open heart surgery. We were sent home 10 days later and to this day he has not needed any other procedure or intervention. Liam is a wild, crazy, energetic and clever 3 year old with a huge personality. He is resilient and oh so stubborn, both of which are 2 characteristics that you will see in many other heart warriors just like him. CHD is the #1 most common birth defect affecting almost 40,000 babies every year. Without the research and funding for CHD, many of these babies would not be here today.
By donating to help me reach my fundraising goal, you’re helping to fund the most promising research into CHDs - America’s most common birth defect.
Together we can make a life-saving difference! Thank you in advance for your support.
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