Tuesday, February 9, 2010

National Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Help Spread Congenital  Heart Defects Awareness

February 7th-14th is ♥Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week♥.

Amazing Little Hearts
~our CHD support group~

Congenital Heart Defect Facts:

  • One in every 85 babies will be born with a congenital heart defect.
  • According to the March of Dimes, congenital heart defects are the #1 birth defect.
  • In the US alone, over 25,000 babies are born each year with a congenital heart defect.
  • At least one-half million children in the US have some form of cardiac problem.
  • There are approximately one million people alive with congenital heart defects today.
  • For every dollar provided by the national medical funding arm of the American government, the National Institute of Health, only one penny is provided for pediatric research and only a portion of that penny goes to support research on heart defects.
  • According to the March of Dimes, in most cases scientists do not know what causes hearts to be developed abnormally.
  • There are 35 known congenital heart defects.

14-16% born with CHD have Ventricular Septal Defects--> Lilyann's Defect
Below are pictures of Lily ... then and now.

Lilyann is a CHD Survivor

then.... and now

My Little Cookie monster

1 comment:

Nichol said...

What a beautiful little girl