Over 15 years ago we welcomed to the world a baby boy with a congenital heart defect. There were many unknowns about how this defect would play out in his life. While Brayden has been fortunate (to our surprise and delight!) to remain symptom and intervention free to date, his diagnosis catapulted us into the world of CHD. We instantly became passionate for this cause, knowing that the funds raised by events such as this could one day save his life, not to mention the lives of our heart friends and all children (1 in 100!) born with CHD.
Fast forward 10 years, and Brayden and his siblings welcomed a baby sister who, among various medical complexities, also has congenital heart disease. (Entirely unrelated to Brayden's diagnosis.) Little Gianna reminds us again why funding research is so important. At age 5 now, she has one open heart surgery under her belt and is anticipated to need, at a minimum, a valve replacement in the future. Research means that there's a chance this can be done without another open heart surgery. (Can you imagine replacing a heart valve in the cath lab?!! Amazing!) Research means hope for so many.
Please consider joining our family in this mission of hope! You can donate to the cause, join our team for the walk, spread the word, or all of the above! Thank you so much for your support of our family and this important cause!