We're fundraising for my son Micah, for his future and for the future of all children and adults with congenital heart defects
1 in 100 children are born with a congenital heart defect, CHD. 25% of those will endure a life saving surgery in the first year of life. Current healthcare options only treat the symptoms, not the problem. HeartWorks builds hearts and creates positive outcomes for people born with congenital heart defects. Through their revolutionary platform, they tap the best ideas and advance them through trials and onto therapies that give children and adults with CHD an opportunity to live fulfilling lives.
This cause is very important to me because I love someone with CHD and want them to have the brightest future possible!
A cure is in the works.
What if you only had half a heart? Children born with HLHS will face this question their whole lives. Now that surgical techniques have made living into adulthood a possibility, the question of what treatment will look like for adults needs to be answered.