We would like to turn our attention to a topic that is close to our heart — childhood congenital heart defects.
With February being both Heart Disease Awareness Month and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month it seems like the right time to share crucial information.
Imagine the joy, new parents experience after the birth of a child. They witnessed a new life come into the world and feel overwhelmed with love and eager anticipation for the future.
Then, after their new child completes screening exams, they learn their child may have a congenital heart defect. This is something that hits home for us and too many other families have also experienced. Thanks to medical science advances, the survival and quality of life for people with congenital heart defects continue to improve.