Saturday, February 13, 2010

Congential Heart Disease Awareness Week, February 7 - 14

As Frappa put it on Facebook earlier today, Peeper (with the help of an excellent cardiologist and a very talented surgeon) "kicked her CHD's ass" but many, many babies and their families are not so lucky.

Simone had a much rougher time with her ASD/VSD surgery.

Stellan walked right up to death's door before finally conquering his SVT.

And little Cora's undiagnosed CHD took her, at just five days old.

One in one hundred babies are born with some sort of congenital heart disease, and it is the number one killer of babies.

We can help to fight congenital heart disease by increasing awareness, making sure all babies are screened at birth, funding research, and helping affected children and their families.

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