2022 New York City Congenital Heart Walk

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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. 

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.

Two days after bringing our daughter Charlotte home from the hospital I noticed a change in her breathing and brought her to the emergency department where we came to find out that she was born with a critical congenital heart defect, coarctation of the aorta as well as a ventricular septal defect. We were told Charlotte would require open heart surgery in the near future however due to the narrowing of her aorta there was a lack of blood flow to her organs and her lower extremities and she needed to be stabilized prior to the surgery. From there we spent the next week in the NICU at Cohen Children’s Medical center where they worked tirelessly to optimize her for surgery. At just 11 days old Charlotte underwent open heart surgery where they repaired her aorta and patched her VSD. Thankfully Charlotte recovered quickly, and we were able to bring her home later that week. 

We invite our family and friends to join us in raising both awareness and funds for Children’s Heart Foundation. We will be participating in the congenital heart walk and would love for you to join our team in support of our heart warrior. 

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

Together we can make a life-saving difference! Thank you in advance for your support.

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