Our Team Fundraising Page
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.
On October 12, 2020 my family's life would forever be changed by the news of our daughter's heart having abnormalities that required further testing. After long conversations and visits with doctors we found out that our daughter would be born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) and would require multiple surgeries. Atlas’ full diagnosis is Pulmonary Atresia with intact ventricular septum, as well as Hypoplastic right heart ventricle with coronary sinusoids. In simple terms the left side of her heart never really developed and she would be required to have a series of surgeries to make it so she can survive on just the right side of her heart doing all the work. The first surgery would be required to take place days after birth. The second one happened roughly 6 months later. We were very blessed and fortunate that after both surgeries our little Atlas Ruth is thriving and bringing us great joy. Although she still has at least one more surgery in her future she has proven to be one tough heart warrior. This is something that Atlas will live with forever and I am confident knowing that there are other people out there and even in our school that have dealt with Congenital heart defects of their own.
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!
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