2022 Cleveland Congenital Heart Walk

Angelina '--
Angelina '--

Angelina's Warriors

Here's a little back story on Angelina's journey:

Angelina was diagnosed at her 16 week ultra sound with a congenital heart defect. She was born on December 16, 2019 at 9:28 pm, weighing in at 8 lbs 10 oz. After she was born, they performed an echo. They saw her heart condition was more critical then what they anticipated. Angelina spent her six weeks of life in Rainbow Babies and Children's NICU, Cardiac step down unit and the PICU. She had her first open heart surgery on January 11th. Her heart took two weeks to present that she needed her BT shunt placed in her pulmonary artery to create an even blood flow to her lungs. There were a lot of times I almost lost my beautiful little girl. The first two weeks of Angelina's life, I got to hold her, love her and give her all the cuddles in the world. Everyone that knew Angelina was to love her. She had spunk, sass, determination, power all wrapped into this tiny, but mighty little body. Angelina is the most truest of heroes I've ever met, and I was blessed enough to bring her into this world. The last three and half weeks of her life were hard. She went through more than an adult has ever gone through. She was full of life. Until her very last breath I was by her side cheering her on. February 2, 2020 at 11:40 pm Angelina took her last breath. She is now peacefully sleeping, with no more pain until I see her again. So I ask you from the kindness or love in your hearts to please donate, share, spread information and most of all, acknowledge my baby girl existed! The biggest blessing to me is to know Angelina's short life put meaning in your life as well. I hope she taught you all that life is so precious. The one thing she taught me is patience and faith. Our team is raising funds for congenital heart defect research - join us! 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. 


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