Lace Up For Lincoln
About Our Team
Thank you for visiting our team page! Every 15 minutes, a baby in this country is born with a congenital heart defect, making CHDs America's most common birth defect. The Congenital Heart Walk is dedicated to raising funds to support The Children's Heart Foundation's mission: to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CHDs by funding the most promising research.
Will you join us? By supporting our team or joining us in our walk, you're supporting research that will help save and improve the lives of babies born, and children and adults living, with CHDs. Thank you!
Our CHD Story
Our son, Lincoln, was born on February 15, 2022 with a critical CHD called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). We recieved his diagnosis at our 20 week fetal anatomy ultrasound. HLHS is a very rare heart defect (about 1 in 5,000 babies are born with it each year). Essentailly, the left side of his heart was severely underdeveloped and couldn't pump the oxygen rich blood out to his body.
We fully anticipated a series of 3-4 open heart surgeries within his first 3 years of life to help our little man thrive. Unfortunately, due to the HLHS and a severe infection, Lincoln gained his angel wings during open heart surgery 8 days after brith on February 23, 2022.
Join our team! We're trying to raise $1,000 this year for CHD research in memory of our little Lincoln log. You can donate here and/or join us at the Congential Heart Walk on August 20th in Grand Rapids! We thank you for helping to further research and awareness for this special cause.
Rosalie, Adam, Angel Baby Lincoln, and Landon Brege
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