Tuesday, February 14, 2012

As you probably already know February is congenital heart disease awareness month. There's so much that needs to be done to raise awareness that I don't even know where to start. CHD's are something that I never knew anything about, but is the #1 birth defect. 1 in 100 babies born are born with a CHD and CHD's are the leading cause in infant death. How crazy is that!? I have no idea how I could not have known that before or why it's not more publicized than it is. In the US twice as many children die from CHD's each year than all forms of childhood cancer combined, yet funding for pediatric cancer research is 5 times higher than funding for CHD.

There's a whole lot more statistics that I could mention, but I'll move on. Recently I did an interview for Stephanie's blog where I got to tell Pax's story. If you'd like to read it click here.
She is doing a series of interviews with heart Mom's for CHD awareness month. You should go over and read some of them. They are so inspirational! Be sure to have some tissue ready though because you'll probably let a few tears drop.

Oh and I almost forgot...Dakotah is taking part in a fund raiser at school called Hoops For Heart for the American Heart Association. His goal is to raise $250, by Thursday. (He has to turn everything in on Friday.) He only needs $150 more to reach his goal. Here's his website that he has set up for it. You can read more information about it here.

Have a lovely Tuesday!


  1. What a great interview you gave of the miracles of Pax's first months. I have to say it all took me back 33 years to myself sittin' in that NICU.

    It's just the sweetest thing for Dakotah to have the heart he does for his school project. What a sweetie!

    God bless ya and you guys have a special Valentine's Day! :o)

    Love ya!!!

    1. Thanks Aunt Inez! 33 years!? That's craziness. There have been so many advances made in the last 33 years so I can only imagine how hard it would have been back then. And there's no way Charity is 33 years old! haha