Landon's BIG 10-Year-Old Birthday Fundraiser
Organized by: The Howard Family
In celebration of Landon's 10th birthday, we are raising funds for Colby Red. www.colbyred.com - SUPPORTING CHARITIES THAT PROMOTE HEART HEALTH
We are dedicating this fundraiser in honor of Liam Ward. Liam was born with the same heart defect as Landon, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Landon had been waiting for Liam to be born, and was so excited when that day arrived. Unfortunately, Liam passed away a few weeks before we were going to meet him.
A message from Liam's parents:
Hi, we are Brit and katie, Liam's Mom and Dad. In June of 2015, at 20 weeks pregnant, we found out that our baby Liam would born with a serious heart defect called HLHS. Being from a small town, the community rallied around us and friends connected us to other heart families that we could lean on for support. One of those families was the Howards. We had the opportunity to meet Landon and his family soon after we found out about Liam's heart. Meeting the Howards was such a blessing to us in such a scary time. Seeing Landon run around his grandparents yard, playing with his sisters and just being an 8 year old boy gave us hope for Liam's future with a serious congenital heart defect.
Another family that we were blessed to meet were the Grooms who graciously helped us with a Silent and Live Auction event for Liam and who's fundation, Colby Red, made a large donation to our family. Colby is a remarkable young man who was also born with a CHD and has an incredible mission to support charities that promote heart health and bring awareness to the CHD community.
Our sweet Liam was born in October 1st, 2015 and was more amazing than we could have ever imagined. He overcame so many obstacles and graced our lives with his presence for 67 days. On December 6th, 2015 sweet Liam passed away.
Both Landon and Colby and their families have been so supportive throughout Liam's life and have continued to be since his passing. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have met them all and hope you will consider donating to Colby Red in Liam's memory.