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

 

Avelyn Marie Stahlman-Pickel | Heart Warrior of the Week

Avelyn Marie Stahlman-Pickel | Heart Warrior of the Week

Avelyn Marie Stahlman-Pickel is our Heart Warrior of the Week! Little Avelyn is the embodiment of a survivor. In fact, we’re pretty sure that if you were to look up the definition of “survivor” on Google, a photo of her would show the second you hit search. This remarkable little...
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Derek Ray Owens | Heart Warrior of the Week

Derek was born on March 12th, 1991 with a bicuspid aortic valve, he also developed an aortic aneurysm later in life along with endocarditis (vegetation-like growth on the heart.  He currently has a bovine valve and a pacemaker.  Derek is unaware if he was diagnosed in utero, but his condition...