Meet Adalyn. She was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect 19 weeks gestation. Her heart did not fully develop on the left side along with a few other heart complications. Adalyn had her first heart surgery when she was ten days old. Her second heart surgery at four months old and she will need to have one more before she is 4 years old. Her defect is an example of one of the more severe heart defects. Doctors are able to help these babies make it to adulthood however it is unclear of the quality of life she will have beyond the age of 25 years old. The doctors and scientist are still not sure why these heart defects occur or how to prevent them. This is why we need your help. Congenital Heart Defect research is drastically underfunded and with your help we can find the answers we need to put an end to babies being born with heart defects.
Little Fighting Hearts Foundation raises money to support research of Congenital Heart Defects. Nearly 1 in 100 babies is born with a heart defect in the United States, that is about 4,800 babies each year. Of those numbers about 1 in 4 babies born with a heart defect has a critical CHD. It is estimated that more the 2 million individuals are living with Congenital Heart Defects in the United States. This is a prevalent problem that has received limited funding thus far. The Little Fighting Hearts Foundation is working to change that. Congenital Heart Defects is the most common birth defect and these sweet babies need our help.
Our mission is to not only help change the quality of life of these sweet babies but to also find the cause of Congenital Heart Defects. Doctors and Scientist are working diligently to solve this problem and help these babies live better lives. With more funding they would be able to find better ways to treat and fix these defects.
This is why we need your help. Are you willing to join the fight in saving a baby’s life?