I walk because my granddaughter Taylor is a CHD Warrior. She was diagnosed with Coarctation of the Aorta and Bicuspid Valve when she failed her pulse oxy screening at 1 day old. She had open heart surgery at 5 days old to repair the Coarctation.
Today she is an active and energetic 3 year old who wants to grow up to be big and strong like Hulk.
- 1 in 100 babies will be born with a Congenital Heart Defect.
- Approximately 25% of children born with a CHD will need heart surgery or other interventions to survive.
- There is no cure. CHD is a lifelong disease requiring ongoing specialized care.
Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that literally keeps hearts beating and helps people have longer, healthier lives.
Join us in supporting the American Heart Association and our little heart warrior Taylor!