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.
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!
Kirk was born with ventricular septal defect (VSD), a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital). The hole (defect) occurs in the wall (septum) that separates the heart's lower chambers (ventricles) and allows blood to pass from the left to the right side of the heart. The oxygen-rich blood then gets pumped back to the lungs instead of out to the body, causing the heart to work harder. He underwent open heart surgery at 3 months old and since then it has changed our lives for the better thanks to all the donations and research to this cause, our boy will live a normal happy healthy life. So when you donate you are changing kids lives like my Kirk's.
Thank you in advance for your support!