Wednesday, February 16, 2011

From the heart

1 in 100 children are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). CHDs cause more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defect. There is no cure yet. Help spread awareness, increase funding and find a cure. Give blood and tell your pregnant friends and relatives to have their babies' oxygen levels checked at birth (not a standard test).

This is my friend Jane with her daughter Ramona just after she had surgery on her tiny little heart. Ramona has had 9 heart surgeries in her four years, but is still considered to be one of the lucky ones while she waits for a cure.

Help spread awareness.

1 comment:

the meaklims said...

A cause very VERY dear to my heart.