Amazing Grace <3
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.
In 2008, I was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Since then, I have had 4 open heart surgeries to help compensate for the underdevelopment of my left ventricle. I do not remember my surgeries as they were all completed before my third birthday. I am however very aware of my condition and very involved in the cause to find better treatments and ultimately cures for the various Congenital Heart Defects.
CHDs are the number one birth defect in babies today. Early detection can be a life saver for most of these babies. Thankfully, my mom knew about my CHD before my twin sister (Abby) and I were born. This allowed my parents to educated themselves and be prepared to give me the best care.
I am now at the end of 8th grade and going to high school in September. I am so very grateful to my surgeons and doctors who have given me the best chance to live a full life. I am in the Junior National Honor Society, on my school's soccer, basketball and volleyball teams and a participant in the local PGA Jr golf league. I enjoy art, watching movies and hanging out with my sisters and friends.
Please join Team Amazing Grace in our journey to fight CHDs and fund research that is so important to kids like me. Thank you in advance for your support!
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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