Every year, 100,000 babies don't make it to their first birthday because of CHD.
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...

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...