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Monday, February 6, 2012

CHD Awareness Week!

CHD Awareness Week
February 7th-14th
I have an adorable niece named Brynley who has been affected by a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD).  Please read her story below as written by her mom (my rockstar sister who is one of the strongest people I know).
and... Please wear red this week to bring awareness to CHD!

Our Miracle:

Our HEART journey started with this sweet baby girl born with a BROKEN HEART....

 and today that sweet baby girl is a fun, vivacious, 6 1/2 year old who unless you catch a glimpse of her "Special Heart Zipper" you would never guess that she had to fight for LIFE!
She won that fight!

 Brynley's open heart surgery in May 2006 repaired two large Atrial Spetal Defects (ASD) and repaired a cleft in her mitral valve. It was a miracle that they found the defects in her tiny little heart and it was by Divine guidance that her surgeon was able to repair them. Now 6 years old, we give thanks that our sweet baby girl was given the opportunity to grow and thrive.
Here’s to the opportunities that the future holds; to the passion and knowledge of medical professionals, to more advanced technology and care, and to those of us that can spread the message about heart defects, bring more funding, more research and better outcomes for kids born with CHD.
And to our Family and friends that carried us through the roughest parts of this journey....

(Heart Check 2011)
In honor of CHD awareness and "Princess B"
Please wear RED February 7th-14th


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