Join me in supporting congenital heart defect research! TEAM MELODY!
This walk and CHD research is near and dear to me ever since my niece, Melody, was born.fq
Melody Teresa was diagnosed in utero with A CHD known as Tet like DORV and bilateral clubfeet. After birth Melody had genetic testing and it was confirmed that these were both caused by a small missing piece of chromosome. (22q11.2 deletion or DiGeorge syndrome) this has affected almost every system in Melody’s body. The biggest challenge Melody has faced has been her cardiac problems. At just 4 days old Melody had her first life saving procedure which is why she is here today. Since then Melody has had a total of 6 heart cath procedures 1 open heart surgery and she is scheduled for her 7th cath procedure on October 19.
We are walking to raise awareness for Melody and all the heart warriors and angels that were taken too soon because of CHD.
We appreciate all the help and support we have received since day one! Your love and prayers are what has gotten us through each procedure, doctor appointment, hospital stay and days leading up to each one.
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts!
Love, Gricelda and Team Melody
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.
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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