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  1. Donate Life Month – An Indestructable Spirit

    For the month of April, PCHA has been focusing on the theme of National Donate Life Month. In the 7th and final post of our series, Melissa West shares the story of her son Peyton’s journey through a heart transplant.     We were told at 35 weeks pregnant that Peyton would have a heart…

  2. Donate Life Month – A Tribute to Triston

    For the month of April, PCHA has been focusing on the theme of National Donate Life Month. In the 6th post of our series, Charity Robert shares a tribute to the boy whose heart saved her nephew Jacob’s life.   October 21, 2015 is a date to remember for 2 very special families.  This date…

  3. Donate Life Month – An Extraordinary Miracle of Science

    For the month of April, PCHA has been focusing on the theme of National Donate Life Month. In the 5th post of our series, Dr. William T. Mahle shares a physician’s perspective on the miracle of organ donation. Some children, including those with congenital heart disease, can develop progressive weakness of the heart.  This results…

  4. PCHA Media Relations

    Contact PCHA Inquiries from reporters and members of the media, please email advocacy@conqueringchd.org or call (608) 370-3739. Frequently Requested Information: Key CHD Facts: Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) consists of problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth with potential lifelong implications. CHD is the most common birth defect. 1 in 100 babies are…

  5. Becoming a fundraiser for PCHA!

    Want to help us Conquer CHD? Become an individual fundraiser to support critical programs at PCHA. It takes less than 5 minutes and is as easy as 1, 2, 3!  1. Fill out the online sign up form  (45 seconds) Enter your first and last name. Enter your mobile phone number. Enter your email. Click “Become…

  6. Emersynn Frost

    Emersynn Frost

    Emersynn was born November 2016 and is our miracle baby! She is doing absolutely amazing! At our 20 week anatomy scan, we found out that our little girl has a congenital heart defect (CHD). Shortly after this news, we were referred to a high risk OB and a pediatric cardiologist. When we saw the pediatric…

  7. Jennifer Weiner

    Jennifer Weiner was diagnosed with Truncus Arteriosus and a VSD after birth in 1982. She has had two open heart repair surgeries, at 18 months old and 17 years. After complications arose and various anomalies were uncovered in early adulthood, Jennifer had a stent placed in her LPA and received an ICD. Now 35, she…

  8. Choosing the Ultimate Gift

    For the month of April, PCHA has been focusing on the theme of National Donate Life Month. In the fourth post of our series, Emily Inman shares the story of the day her family decided to give the gift of life, after her mother’s unexpected passing. My mom had just gone back to work after…

  9. Donate Life Month – Choosing to give the Ultimate Gift

      For the month of April, PCHA has been focusing on the theme of National Donate Life Month. In the fourth post of our series, Emily Inman shares the story of the day her family decided to give the gift of life, after her mother’s unexpected passing.     My mom had just gone back…

  10. Donate Life Month – The Call

      For the month of April, PCHA will be focusing on the theme of National Donate Life Month. In the third post of our series, Kathleen Sheffer, a heart and lung transplant recipient, shares her memory of the harrowing moments that came after the fateful call.   I didn’t stress about packing absolutely everything I…

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