C & E Heart Heroes
As you all know, our family is very passionate about raising money to fund research for Congenital Heart Defects. This year we are participating in the St. Louis Congenital Heart Walk to raise money for The Children’s Heart Foundation. The mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHDs). CHDs are the most common birth defect and the leading cause of birth defect-related mortality, and The Children’s Heart Foundation is the leading organization solely dedicated to CHD research funding.
Calie and Evelyn were both born with a CHD. In 2009 Calie was born with Transposition of the great arteries. She underweunderwent surgery at only a few days old. 8 years later her cousin Evelyn was born with a CHD called Tetrology of Fallot and had her Corrective surgery at just 13 weeks. Where these conditions are not genetic these 2 cousins will be forever connected by the scars on their chests and the love they have for this foundation.
We have set a personal goal to raise $5,000 for Evelyn and Calie to help fund critical CHD research.
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