Wednesday, May 03, 2017

It only take one. One in a Hundred!

Benj, April 2017
Dear friends and family,

I accepted the challenge of participating in the Congenital Heart Walk to raise funds for research and programs dedicated to fighting congenital heart disease—the most common birth defect in the United States. The Congenital Heart Walk benefits two great national organizations, the Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children's Heart Foundation.

I am writing to ask for your help by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many! It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message.

I challenge you to donate $25 and to share with friends and family.

Congenital Hearts Defects occur in approximately 1 out of 100 live births. These defects can be something as small as a hole in the heart or something major requiring a heart transplant for survival.

I was born with a Critical Congenital Heart Defect, the Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) and a Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV) with stenosis. At a week of age, I had closed heart surgery to correct the CoA with a subclavian flap repair. This repair has been successful and I have been a mighty warrior for the last 12 years.

This success is because of PEOPLE like YOU and I making a difference and supporting research into Congenital Heart Defects. Not just in why they happen but most importantly how to correct them so the patient has a VERY good quality of life.

Thank you.

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight again CHD. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress. Thank you.

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Congenital Heart Walk

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