Every year, 100,000 babies don't make it to their first birthday because of CHD.
Billy-Blue Wilson | Heart Warrior of the Week

Billy-Blue Wilson | Heart Warrior of the Week

Our Heart Warrior of the Week is beautiful Heart Angel, Billy-Blue Wilson. Billy was born April 5th of last year and was a fighter from the start. After experiencing some breathing difficulties, Billy was eventually diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects and would soon undergo open-heart surgeries and catheterizations to...

Bonnie-Rose Michelle Stribling | Heart Warrior of the Week

Bonnie-Rose Michelle Stribling | Heart Warrior of the Week

We’re so proud of Bonnie and all that she has overcome at such a young and fragile age. Because she’s spent so much time in the hospital, she’s  a bit delayed in some areas; she’s just turned one but she hasn’t started crawling or walking and she can’t pull herself...
Justus Metts | Heart Warrior of the Week

Justus Metts | Heart Warrior of the Week

Currently, Justus is like any normal child, but we do monitor his activity closely. He is very active and quite a daredevil, but he does get sick easily so we keep him in the home a lot to minimize contact with germs. Justus does not currently have any procedures scheduled...

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.