We’ve all heard this common response from expectant parents when asked about their hopes for their unborn baby.
Unfortunately, every year in the U.S. alone, many parents don’t get this wish when their child is one of the 40,000 babies born every year with a congenital heart defect (CHD.)
This structural abnormality of the heart, present at birth, has life long consequences and 25 percent of those children need immediate surgical intervention to survive.
In fact, CHD is the most common birth defect and the number one cause of birth defect-related deaths before the age of one.
Thanks to research, treatments for congenital heart defects have made major advancements in the last decade, resulting in better outcomes for these children.
But we still have a long way to go and more children to help. Join us as we advocate, raise awareness and money for research to fund hope for 40,000 babies a year.
Funding the work and research at Phoenix Children's Hospital is changing and saving lives of children just like ours.
More funding means more research and more research means more hope. Learn more about CHD and why we are passionate about supporting Phoenix Children's Hospital and the Cardiac 3D Print Lab.