2019 Bismarck-Mandan Heart Walk
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Life is why we walk.
Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!
|When little Amelia Dalbol was born, her parents worried that her poor feeding might be a sign something was wrong with their little girl. Despite several ultrasounds throughout mom Nicole’s pregnancy, Amelia’s congenital heart defect wasn’t detected until shortly before she was scheduled to leave the hospital after birth. Doctors diagnosed her with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a congenital birth defect in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. She also had a coarctation of the aorta and an unbalanced AV canal. Amelia and Nicole were airlifted to Rochester, where Amelia underwent her first surgery at 5 days old. Her second surgery was at 3 months and her final surgery was at 2-1/2. Today Amelia is a thriving six-year-old who loves music, reading and playing outside.|
By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach us all how to live longer and be Healthy For Good.
Take a few minutes to consider the lives you are going to help change for the better through your leadership and donations. We’re talking more moms, dads, brothers, aunts and babies' lives saved. Help keep hearts everywhere beating. Let’s take steps together to cure heart disease and stroke.