Every year, 100,000 babies don't make it to their first birthday because of CHD.
Daniel Gabriel Blackburn | Heart Warrior of the Week

Daniel Gabriel Blackburn | Heart Warrior of the Week

Your Heart Warrior of the Week is a very special Heart Angel, Daniel Gabriel Blackburn. Daniel’s parents were expecting a routine appointment at their 20-week ultrasound but instead they got the news that no expecting parent ever wants to hear – there was something wrong with their baby’s heart.  The ultrasound...
February 15, 2019 by Lani O'Gorman
Yvonne-Marie Valladares | Heart Warrior of the Week

Yvonne-Marie Valladares | Heart Warrior of the Week

Your Heart Warrior of the week is adult CHDer, Yvonne-Marie Valladares! Yvonne’s mother had gestational diabetes during her pregnancy which might’ve been the reason why doctors paid close attention to her pregnancy and she was lucky enough to get a prenatal diagnosis of truncus arteriosus.  Yvonne was born on September...

Kaeson Switch Edward Read | Heart Warrior of the Week

Kaeson Switch Edward Read | Heart Warrior of the Week

Save the Heartbeat Fam, meet Kaeson Switch Edward Read, your Heart Warrior of the Week! Kaeson is doing well now after one heart procedure and one open-heart surgery, but like so many who battle CHD, his journey to this point has been marked with many ups and downs. His Mom...

Sonny James Hoffman | Heart Warrior of the Week

Sonny James Hoffman | Heart Warrior of the Week

Your Heart Warrior of the Week is Sonny James Hoffman! Sonny was born on June 14th, 2018 and for the first few hours of his life, he appeared to be a happy and healthy baby boy. That was until he went into cardiac shock while receiving a bath in the...
Krista Laine | Heart Warrior of the Week

Krista Laine | Heart Warrior of the Week

Krista Laine is your Heart Warrior of the Week! She was orn on April 15th, 1994 and describes herself as positive, cheerful, ambitious and a bit of a perfectionist. Krista has had a unique journey with CHD because of the fact that she wasn’t diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD)...
October 04, 2018 by Lani O'Gorman
Evangeline Shalom Smith | Heart Warrior of the Week

Evangeline Shalom Smith | Heart Warrior of the Week

Evangeline Shalom Smith, who is described as courageous, brave and bold by her parents, is our Heart Warrior of the Week! Evangeline’s parents were missionaries in the Ukraine for the duration of the pregnancy. Due to the pregnancy taking place in a 3rd world country, they didn’t receive up-to-date medical...
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Steven Lee Burns | Heart Warrior of the Week

Steven Lee Burns is our heart Warrior of the week! He was born on March 16th, 1990 with hypoplastic right ventricle and pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum.  Steven said his parents had no clue about his heart defects going into his birth. In fact, early on in his...
Daxtyn Kai Gabbart | Heart Warrior of the Week

Daxtyn Kai Gabbart | Heart Warrior of the Week

Very special Heart Angel, Daxtyn Kai Gabbart, is our Heart Warrior of the Week! Daxtyn was born on December 21st, 2017 with complete atrioventricular canal defect and coarctation of the aorta (CoA). His first surgery was performed on January 11th, 2018 to correct the CoA and to have a band...
Alexandra Rolland | Heart Warrior of the Week

Alexandra Rolland | Heart Warrior of the Week

Our Heart Warrior of the Week is Alexandra Rolland, an adult CHDer with a very unique story – she wasn’t diagnosed with her defect until she was 19 years old. We talked with Alexandra, this is what she had to say about CHD, healthcare, and advocating for adults living with congenital...
Nolan James Hill | Heart Warrior of the Week

Nolan James Hill | Heart Warrior of the Week

We talked with Hannah Hill, mom to Nolan, who is a very brave CHD warrior who was diagnosed with not one, but four congenital heart defects. She describes how they found out about his CHD’s, the journey they’ve walked so far and how their small but mighty addition to the...