We walk because we know that with every step, we’re making a difference in someone’s life. And when combined with a million other Heart Walk Heroes across the nation, we have an even greater impact toward curing heart disease and stroke, which has directly impacted our family. Will you be a Heart Walk Hero with us? Our little heart warrior is ready to march along side!
As many of you know, heart disease has impacted our family in more ways than one, between my dad (Mike Burke and his mother) , both of my maternal grandparents (one as a survivor and one who has passed) and our son, Liam. Liam was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries and a coarctation. He has undergone open heart and cardiac catheterizations, surviving an arterial switch operation at a week old and coarctation procedure at a day old. He has undergone cardiac catheterizations and several other exploratory procedures to better assess his needs and help this little heart warrior to keep surviving. At 2 years old, he is doing well with a spicy, curious, loving and fun character, continuing to be closely monitored for future needs within his arteries. We are very fortunate to live in todays day and age that we have the resources available to save lives of people fighting cardiac issues and for those who have not been able to be saved, it has given us some answers and better understanding to help future patients live good quality lives.
Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that literally keeps hearts beating and helps people have longer, healthier lives. We are truly forever indepted to those who helped to save Liams life, and hope these donations can contribute to research to save others.
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