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Why We Walk
2020 Metro Chicago Heart Walk Digital Experience
IL Heart Care Network & Delivery Team
We’re walking for our health and yours. For our parents, our children and our grandchildren. Who will you walk for?
Let’s walk and donate for JAZ, a heart warrior. You all may know her Mom, Kathleen Brizuela De Guzman. Jaz has a LIFETIME heart condition that has no "cure!"
Jazlyn was diagnosed with right ventricular hypoplasia and tricuspid valve atresia. At 1 day of age, Jaz had her first procedure, intubation and a cardiac catherization. At the tender age of 2 days, Jazlyn would have her first open heart surgery, the BT Shunt placement.
After the initial shunt placement of our JAZ suffered from a severe stroke due to clotting. As a result, our WARRIOR was put on life support / ECMO for 5 long days and had to have her SECOND OPEN HEART surgery for the revision of her shunt. At 5 months of age, she had her 3rd open heart surgery, the bidirectional Glenn, second phase of surgeries. JAZ is now 4 years old and recently had her FOURTH open heart surgery, the Fontan, the 3rd phase of surgeries.
Let’s come together to help raise awareness and funds for the AHA who help Heart warriors like Jaz and others. If you have a story of how the American Heart Association has affected you, a friend or love one please share. No donation is ever to small!
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide and stroke ranks second globally. Please join our team or donate today and help us change this statistic.
The Heart Walk is a time of celebration, joy and inspiration. People unified in support of a single goal: to see a world free of heart disease and stroke.
Be a Heart Walk Hero with us and together we’ll help save lives.