Superheroes are taking over Des Moines! Join us on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Raccoon River Park (2500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265) for the 3rd annual Superhero Heart Run!! If you aren't able to attend you are encouraged to make a donation here to support Help-A-Heart & Heart Heroes Inc. You Have the Power to Save the Day for Congenital Heart Defects!
Our son, Gabe, was born in 2005 with Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome, which basically means he has half of a heart. He has had 2 open heart surgeries & suffered a stroke following his 2nd heart surgery that left him completely paralyzed on his left side. He was 2 1/2 at the time & has worked incredibly hard to regain almost full use of his left side. Almost 2 years ago, Gabe started experiencing seizures as a side effect from that brain injury. Despite all of this, Gabe is an energetic 6th grade boy who loves to swim, give hugs, read books, and cheer on the Hawkeyes!