2022 Houston Congenital Heart Walk

Lindsey and Everly
Lindsey and Everly

Survivors and Fighters

Raising funds for congenital heart defect (CHD) research is a cause near and dear to our hearts!

Everly was born with an Atrial septal defect and PFO. They were minor and just needed future monitoring. At 10 days old she was admitted to the hospital for fast paced breathing. It was found that her ASD and PFO closed, but at the same time a large ventricle septal defect developed. Since then, she has been monitored every few months. Amazingly we have watched her hole go from 6mm to just 2mm! She is still being monitored and we hope the hole continues to close to avoid surgery. 

I myself was also born with an atrial septal defect. It was repaired via open heart surgery when I was 3 years. Thankfully I have not had any complications since.

1 and 100 babies is born with a CHD, making it the most common birth defect. Most common does not mean that all are manageable. Many babies must undergo surgery immediately or in their first few years of life. Complex cases can be life threatening, but thanks to ongoing research, advances have been made to increase the survival rate of CHDs.

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.

Everly and I are very excited to participate in our first walk supporting The Children's Heart Foundation!

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

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