Every year, 100,000 babies don't make it to their first birthday because of CHD.
Nolan James Hill | Heart Warrior of the Week

Nolan James Hill | Heart Warrior of the Week

We talked with Hannah Hill, mom to Nolan, who is a very brave CHD warrior who was diagnosed with not one, but four congenital heart defects. She describes how they found out about his CHD’s, the journey they’ve walked so far and how their small but mighty addition to the...
Johanna Sarnstrom

Johanna Sarnstrom

Johanna was born cyanotic (blue fingers, toes, and lips). Unable to determine a diagnosis right away, Doctors told her parents she only had a few days to live, if they were lucky. A diagnosis came 16 hours later after being taken to Children’s Hospital by an ambulance – Ebstein’s Anomaly.

CHD, CHD awareness, congenital heart disease

Owen Dick | Heart Warrior of the Week

Our Heart Warrior of the Week is Owen Dick! Owen’s Mom, Sarah, received the news that her son might have a heart condition at 17 weeks gestation. Those fears were confirmed at 22 weeks when he was diagnosed with double outlet right ventricle and coarctation of the aorta.

chd, chd awareness, congenital heart disease

Aero Patrickanthony Cordova | Heart Warrior of the Week

Our Heart Warrior of the Week is a very special Heart Angel by the name of Aero Patrickanthony Cordova. Aero’s Mom received the news of his diagnosis at a 20-week appointment. She received another blow of news shortly after he was born – his condition was much more severe than doctors...
Connor Joseph Tolle | Heart Warrior of the Week

Connor Joseph Tolle | Heart Warrior of the Week

Cassy found out her baby boy would be born with two congenital heart defects at 26 weeks pregnant – truncus arteriosus type 2 and ventricular septal defect (VSD).  Connor Joseph Tolle was born on June 12th, 2017 and is now a happy 9-month old, but he had to overcome some major...
Callie Shay Harper Gullahorn | Heart Warrior of the Week

Callie Shay Harper Gullahorn | Heart Warrior of the Week

Callie’s parents went into their anatomy scan like most expectant parents do – excited to find out the sex of their baby.  Instead of a celebratory type of visit, they got a piece of news that they couldn’t have imagined in their wildest dreams – their little girl had congenital heart disease...
Rycker William Daniel Rohm-Deceder | Heart Warrior of the Week

Rycker William Daniel Rohm-Deceder | Heart Warrior of the Week

Rycker William Daniel Rohm-Deceder is our Heart Warrior of the Week! Rycker’s Mom and Dad received some of the most devastating news a parent can get at their 24-week ultrasound – their baby had two holes in his heart that would need open-heart surgery to be repaired. His diagnosis would end...
January 30, 2018 by Lani O'Gorman
Brink Matthew Ansell | Heart Warrior of the Week

Brink Matthew Ansell | Heart Warrior of the Week

Brink Matthew Ansell was born on July 20th, 2016. Like so many others, Brink’s parents were overjoyed about the addition to their family; spending time loving on their healthy and happy baby boy. However, their elation would soon turn to worry and heartache when Brink’s health took a turn for...
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...