Our team is raising funds for congenital heart defect research - join us!
Our son Gerald "G3" was born with a rare and critical CHD known as TAPVR that went undetected in utero. He underwent his first open heart surgery at just 1 day old. After being closely monitored by his cardiologist for 6 months it was determined that G3 would need yet another open-heart surgery. G3 had developed scar tissue from his previous surgery which was causing obstruction and his heart to work harder. If left untreated he would slowly go into heart failure. Just one week shy of 7 months he underwent his second surgery. This time his recovery would be much more difficult G3 suffered 2 clinical seizures and a pediatric stroke. Despite these setbacks, today we are excited to share G3 is a happy and very active 2yr old but, like many other heart warriors G3 will require lifelong congenital cardiac care. We hope you will join us on our journey to help fund the most promising research so we can one day find a cure!
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!