BENEFITING: KERRINGTONS HEART
EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016
Christy Schagane Johnson wrote -
Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) is the #1 birth defect in America, affecting 1 in 100 children! As a parent of 1 of those children living with CHD let me try to explain why your donations are so important for Kentucky families.
The journey is very tough, long, exhausting, and emotional just to name a few. In many situations CHD is more than just having a surgery and everything is fine. There are children who spend months in the hospital having numerous surgeries. There are parents who have to give Coumadin shots in their child's leg...s (which bruise) multiple times a day as part of their CHD. There are parents who give up their social life because of their child's immune deficiency....their inability to go out like a normal family. There are parents who have to deal with feeding tubes, oxygen tanks, tracheotomy's, seizures, severe asthma, and sadly death because of CHD. Siblings also give up so much...time and attention from their parents, parties, sleepovers, security. CHD creates depression in parents and can even tear a family a part! The financial strain on these families is insurmountable. I am asking you to help in any way you can for the heart of these children.....for the heart of children like Kerrington. You can walk, run, share or financially support this event.
For more information on Kerrington's Heart, please visit www.kerringtonsheart.org or look for them on Facebook!
Thank you from our family to yours!