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

Heart Warrior of the Week | Bianca Lina Lucci

Our Heart Warrior of the Week is a strong and inspirational adult CHDer by the name of Bianca Lucci.  She shared with us the many obstacles she has faced and overcome and we are honored to now be sharing it with you. This is her story, in her own words.

Heart Warrior of the Week | Andrew Kay

Heart Warrior of the Week | Andrew Kay

We talked with Andrew Kay, a 52-year-old adult CHD survivor who lives with ventricular septal defect and damage from endocarditis that began when he was 50. His story includes multiple catheterization procedures and an open-heart surgery just this past June. 

 

Winston Cheung | Heart Warrior of the Week

Winston Cheung | Heart Warrior of the Week

Winston was diagnosed in-utero at my 22-week ultrasound; they did three scans at my local hospital and couldn’t find the heart because he was laying sideways so they sent me to a women and children’s hospital where they were able to diagnose him right away. I’ll never forget that day…
Cash Alexander Banks | Heart Warrior of the Week

Cash Alexander Banks | Heart Warrior of the Week

Cash, a four-year-old who is full of life and spark, is our Heart Warrior of the Week! A mere hours before he was supposed to leave the hospital as a newborn, Cash's was diagnosed with two medium-sized ventricular septal defects (VSD). He underwent open-heart surgery at five-months-old, recovering in just…

Morgan Andrew Contreras | Heart Warrior of the Week

Morgan Andrew Contreras | Heart Warrior of the Week

Our Heart Warrior of the Week is Morgan Andrew Contreras who is living with coarctation of the aorta (CoA), bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) ventricular septal defect (VSD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). He was born on March 17th, 2018 and his mom, Tracy, describes him as Happy, energetic, loving, and beautiful.

Rachel & Eli Owens | Heart Warrior of the Week

Rachel & Eli Owens | Heart Warrior of the Week

Today, we share not one, but two Heart Warriors of the Week! Meet Rachel Owens and Eli Hunter Brooks Owens, a mother and son duo who are both living with CHD.  Rachel, born on September 11th, 1987, has primum atrial septal defect and mitral valve cleft. Throughout her journey with

Thomas Foster | Heart Warrior of the Week

Thomas Foster | Heart Warrior of the Week

Thomas Foster is your Heart of the Week! Thomas’ journey with CHD is told by his mom, Carlie.
Andrew Michael Crivello | Heart Warrior of the Week

Andrew Michael Crivello | Heart Warrior of the Week

Today we are privileged to share the story of a beautiful Heart Angel and his father who has kept his memory alive through the biggest heartache a parent can ever face.  Save the Heartbeat Fam, meet Andrew and Anthony Crivello, your Heart Warrior of the Week and one amazing Heart...
Marissa Domanico | Heart Warrior of the Week

Marissa Domanico | Heart Warrior of the Week

Meet Marissa Domanico, our Heart Warrior of the Week! We talked with Marissa about all she has undergone throughout her almost 37-year journey with congenital heart disease – her hopes, fears, and the people that help get her through it each and every day.

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...