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  1. When Is CHD Awareness Week?

    It isn’t a secret that congenital heart disease (CHD) is a problem that impacts countless newborns, children, and adults around the world. With 1 in every 100 newborns being impacted by this condition, there is a big push to raise awareness and create a space where everyone can discuss CHD so that we can all…

  2. How many types of CHD are there?

    Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart that you are born with. They are the most common kind of birth defect, and there are various different types of CHD. Most of these types affect the walls, valves, or blood vessels of the heart. In some cases, they are serious and require different surgeries and…

  3. Can congenital heart disease be cured?

    There is no cure for Congenital Heart Disease. Although you can have surgery to repair your heart, you will never be cured. It is very common to have surgery to repair your heart, but there may always be long-term effects of heart surgery. This can include abnormal heartbeats. In many cases, a cardiologist can detect…

  4. Our Beautiful Boy – JT’s Story

    My husband, Michael, and I had been trying to have a baby for over three years (through gestational surrogacy), and after several failed attempts and a miscarriage, we finally made it to the second trimester! When Michael, Michelle (our surrogate), and I attended the 20-week anatomy scan, we were shocked to find out that our…

  5. Celebrating Eight Great Years of Hope!

    It’s #ConqueringCHD week! We are celebrating eight great years of hope and Conquering CHD – here are a few ways you can join in the celebration!

  6. Setting My Own Limits

    Chris grew up playing every sport available, from baseball and football to water polo. When High School started, with more competitive play, his cardiologist didn’t think he should continue. Still, Chris found a way to keep his favorite sport in his life, despite his CHD.  He told us a bit about his experience in a…

  7. Why Health Disparities Should Matter to You

    Not every person living with CHD in the United States has equal access to appropriate care, equal treatment within the healthcare system, or even equal outcomes. Conquering CHD wants to change that and we need your help. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, but not every person living with CHD has the…

  8. Nothing is More Beautiful

    Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Not unlike Kintsugi, our scars have made us stronger, more beautiful. Though we all see our scars differently, they impact the…

  9. Health Disparities 101

    Not every person living with CHD in the United States has equal access to appropriate care, equal treatment within the healthcare system, or even equal outcomes. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, but not every person living with CHD has the same access to, or treatment within, the U.S. healthcare system. Health…

  10. Back to School 2021

    Back to school is an exciting time of year, but it can also be a very hectic transition from summer. Join us in our annual Back to School Series, featuring Kyle Landry, Academic Achievement Partnership Program Director at Children’s Wisconsin.