February is National Heart Month. It is when the American Heart Association chooses to make an active campaign about heart related illnesses. The Congenital Heart Defect Community has also claimed February for CHD Awareness in order to bring attention to the many children born with heart defects.
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness is a passionate advocacy for us since Benji was born with CoArctation of the Aorta and Bicuspid Aortic Valve with Stenosis. We are blessed that Benji is with us and thriving, there are many babies throughout the world born with heart defects that do not survive.
Our hope for the month is that we can bring heart stories to the forefront to give congenital heart defects a face. We also hope to point out some resources for support and advocacy within the CHD community.
After much thought, we have also decided to take CHD submissions until the 15th of February so that we can include as many “faces” as possible. (To submit a post email faith (at) heaveninourhearts (dot) com.)