On June 26 we welcomed the most perfect little girl,Olivia Emi Jaureguy, into this world. 24 hours later we found that she had a congenital heart defect. She ended up diagnosed with a hypoplastic aortic arch, bisicpid aortic valve, ventricular septal defect and a patent foramen ovale. On July 3 she had open heart surgery and her arch was reconstructed. We are now being monitored for her other defects, hoping that she will not need any more surgery. She is a happy, healthy and fun loving almost 7 month old!
1 in 110 babies are born with a CHD and yet research for this is severely underfunded. This walk will help raise money for The Children's Heart foundation, the country's leading organization solely committed to CHD research funding.