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Stories from those affected by congenital heart defects:

The events over the past few years have reiterated a lesson that I thought I had learned long ago; sometimes there are things that you cannot prepare for...

February 10, 2014 is a day that I can never forget. I was 21 weeks along and we went in for a mid-term check-up. Everything had been fine to date, and we had no reason to believe that this appointment would be any different...

It’s been 13 years now since I heard a doctor say, "there’s something wrong with your baby’s heart", but I still remember every single thing and every single feeling from that day...

Adam was born a beautiful, but very sick little boy. He came into the world on Tuesday Jan 12th, 1995 at 11:54 am. Adam was whisked away from us quite quickly after he was not able to breathe. We did not get to hold him...

Our precious daughter Victoria has been my inspiration to help The Children's Heart Foundation fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CHDs...

My name is Izzy. I am 10 years old and I was born with heart defects. I had many surgeries and spent a lot of time in the hospital...

Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common birth defect, affecting nearly 40,000 babies each year...