With summer fast approaching, we started to take a peek at the plans for the summer. College visits? Check. Swim team? Check. Driver’s Ed? Check. Hockey Camp? Check. Band Camp? Check. Just when I thought I was done with our list, Owen yells “DON’T FORGET ABOUT HEART CAMP!!!!”. Needless to say – he is excited to attend Camp Odayin for a third summer.Read more
Research, information and education regarding Congenital Heart Defects. Many do not realize how common heart defects occur – it is the number one defect affecting newborns. Mom to an amazing heart warrior who has undergone two heart surgeries at ages 4 days old & 2 years old.
First, do you know what CHD stands for? I know I didn’t 10 years ago. Yet over 40,000 infants are born each year with a Congential Heart Defect and still the awareness isn’t where it should be. When you are at your twenty week ultrasound you are usually hoping for either a boy or a girl. I know I was on “team girl” (hey, I had two boys at home already) but deep down every mother is truly hoping for healthy. At the end of the ultrasound I was 0-2. While unaware at the time, I was starting my journey as a “heart mom”. Read more