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

CHD, congenital heart disease

Sloan Elise Rieke | Heart Warrior of the Week

Meet Sloan Elise Rieke, your Heart Warrior of the Week! Sloan came into the world on February 28th, 2017; doctors quickly picked up a heart murmur and decided to monitor it closely even though it wasn’t much of a concern initially (it is not uncommon for newborn babies to have...
chd, congenital heart disease, tetralogy of fallot

Trent Timothy Harding | Heart Warrior of the Week

Trent Timothy Harding is our Heart Warrior of the Week! Trent was born on November 30th, 2010, but wasn’t diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot until he was 5 weeks old. He has undergone two open-heart surgeries throughout his journey with CHD. The first was an emergency surgery in which a...
Ryder James Montano | Heart Warrior of the Week

Ryder James Montano | Heart Warrior of the Week

Save the Heartbeat Fam, meet Ryder James Montano, our Heart Warrior of the Week! Ryder was born on September 29th, 2011, his pediatrician detected a heart murmur shortly after his birth. He was officially diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis at 6 months and was later diagnosed with supravalvular aortic stenosis at...
Conley James Hickman | Heart Warrior of the Week

Conley James Hickman | Heart Warrior of the Week

Our Heart Warrior of the Week is Conley James Hickman or “Conley the Brave,” who is living with Tetralogy of Fallot.  He and his fraternal twin brother were born at 34 weeks gestation on February 26th, 2017.  This is his story, as told by his Mom, Kate. Conley was diagnosed...

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...