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.

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...
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...

Colton Gregory Murray | Heart Warrior of the Week

Colton Gregory Murray | Heart Warrior of the Week

Save the Heartbeat Fam, meet Colton Gregory Murray, your Heart Warrior of the Week! Colton was diagnosed with tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic right ventricle, and unbalanced AV canal at 22 weeks gestation.  After being born on December 29th, 2015 he was also diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot.  His small but mighty...
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...
TOF

Jacob Sale | Heart Warrior of the Week

Our Heart Warrior of the Week is Jacob Antony Terry Sale!  Jacob was born on June 14th, 2008.  He was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) two days later.  At just nine years old, Jacob has undergone one open-heart surgery and four procedures, spending around two months in the hospital…