I am the proud mother of two wonderful , young men! My youngest son, Wyatt Gius, was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect when he was 7 days old (Co Arctation of the Aorta) and had his first surgery at 9 days old. He had another procedure while in the 6th grade to correct an irregular heart beat. I am very lucky, my son has grown up to become a healthy young adult. The people we have met and gotten to know throughout his life have made such an impact on our whole family. Heart families and caregivers are truly wonderful and inspiring people, and I am so honored to be a part of the Children’s Heart Foundation. I look forward to helping in the efforts to raise awareness and funds to support further research.