2022 Chicago Congenital Heart Walk

Team Coco!

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. Coco was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).  This means half of her heart doesn't work correctly.  She has had a series of 3 open heart surgeries and will perhaps have more later in life.  She is living with half a heart and her heart works twice as fast.  This may be why she's so full of love! 

Future research is helping kids living with one ventricle.  Typically this kids go into heart, kidney and lung failure in the 20s.  This research will help improve her organs and many of her heart warrior friends as well! 


By donating to help us reach our fundraising goal, you’re helping to fund the most promising research into CHDs - America’s most common birth defect.


You can join our team, fundraise yourself and come walk with us June 11th!  It's so fun as it is right by Lincoln Park Zoo!  You can make a day of it in the city!  Or you can just donate to our team. :) 

Why give? Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect in the nation, impacting ONE in every 110 babies each year. The Children’s Heart Foundation exists to make sure these babies - 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!

Thank you in advance for your support!


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