Hello, I'm Connor Helgens. I am a heart survivor, as I was born with a congenital heart defect. I was born missing my pulmonary artery and I had a hole between my ventricles. I'm a lucky person as there was a chance I wasn't going to make it after my repair surgery at 3 months of age. I had coded and received 45 minutes of CPR. The doctors and medical team did not expect me to make it through the weekend. Mom says I am a fighter and they got a miracle. As of now, I am healthy and have to do heart checkups every year. I am restricted from playing most sports, my favorites being baseball and basketball. This was new to me 3 years ago when I got a Melody Valve (a stent and valve in one that went into 'my' pulmonary artery). However, with the Melody Valve (a newer medical advancement), I didn't have to have open-heart surgery at that time.
We are fundraising today for a better tomorrow. You can help us in our efforts by donating to my fundraiser. Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that keeps hearts beating and helps people enjoy longer, healthier lives. I can't do it alone.
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Have a heart and help me reach my goal today!