Izzy is the Passion Behind My Purpose

My Personal Fundraising Page


Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I am participating in the Congenital Heart Walk to support the mission of The Children's Heart Foundation: to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects by funding the most promising research.

Izzy's Village was formed on 9/27/2017.  Izzy is my granddaughter and that's the day she came into this world.  We were granted 5 glorious days where we knew she was tiny and premature but she was going to be fine.  On day 6 we found out that she had 3 congenital heart defects.  They were common.  They were fixable.  On day 10 she went in for a 6 hour surgery that turned into a 15 hour fight to save her life.  After surgery Izzy lived for 11 more days on life support but her life here on this earth wasn't meant to be.  Izzy's Village surrounded us and she has shown us her light every day since.

Our family didn't get the happy ending we were hoping for but I believe that helping to fund research on congenital heart defects will help develop treatments and cures for all the other babies and kids that suffer, along with their families.  

On November 12th I will be walking with members of Izzy's Village to support The Children's Heart Foundation.  I hope you'll join me by supporting my fundraising efforts as I work to raise funds for life-saving research.

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  • Friends of Susan A. Drucker November 2023 $750.00
  • Michelle Taukiuvea November 2023
  • Anonymous November 2023 $5,150.00
  • Donna Showers Deb Zolna November 2023
  • Kathleen Lynch November 2023
  • Anonymous November 2023 $5,150.00
  • Friends of Susan A. Drucker November 2023 $750.00
  • Joe & Kelly Murray October 2023 $257.50
  • Jane Long September 2023 $250.00
  • Debora Leggett September 2023 $206.00