As many people in my life are aware of, I am a survivor of a congenital heart defect known as AVD with mitral valve regurgitation. I received open heart surgery at 6 months old. I was blessed in needing only one surgery, unlike many children who needed more. As I became into adulthood my heart began to have a new arrhythmia. I was having premature ventricular contractions which caused my heart to literally skip a beat. Last year after many tests I had a cardiac ablation with sucess for only one month. Like many CHD children and adults the journey never ends. There are life long appointments, tests and surgeries.
Mended Little Hearts of Chicago is an amazing organization that offers support and comfort to families and children who are diagnosed with CHD. They offer monthly support meetings, care bags and angel boxes for those who lost their battle. Hearing that your newborn baby has a heart defect is terrifying and stressful. MLH of Chicago tries to do their best to let new parents of the CHD world not feel so alone. Anything that you are able to donate is greatly appreciated. Your donation is tax deductible and it provides hope and security to the many babies born with CHD. Thank you.
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