Super Sam is 9 years old and was born with what many call a half of a heart. Today he runs, throws a football and laughs like a typical 9 year old. This is not how it has always been or how it will always be in the future. Sam will receive routine medical care and cardiac surgeries throughout his life. Sam is the bravest boy I know and is one of the inspirations behind the Heart Heroes Inc. organization. Sam has inspired me to dedicate my time and energy into a cause that deserves recognition. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) has no known cause, no cure and affects twice as many children than all childhood cancers combined. Why is research 5 times higher for cancer?!?! My point exactly!
Today you have the ability to help spread awareness for a cause deserving of recognition, a cause that haunts 1 in 100 children and is the #1 birth defect worldwide. You have the power to save the day for CHD. Come walk, run, play and cheer on the many Heart Hero families that are forced to be brave each and every day. If you cannot attend, perhaps you will consider a donation of any size in honoring the heroism of the children that fight CHD every single day.