February 7, 2013

CHD Awareness Week 2013

This week February 7-14, 2013 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. CHDs are the most common birth defect in the U.S. 1 in 100 babies born each year will have some type of CHD. 1.8 million Americans alive today have CHDs. CHDs are the leading cause of all infant deaths in the U.S., yet CHD research is grossly underfunded relative to the disease prevalence.
Educate yourself!!! We like to think that something like CHD would never impact out family. That is how I felt before having my daughter 6 years ago. I know different now.

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