1. The Foligno Family

    “We don’t look at the world with rose-colored glasses, but we are optimists through and through. We believe in turning obstacles into opportunity, that forward is a mindset, and that there are tools to help us at any place you find yourself on life’s journey.”

  2. Sweet Girl Paislee

    Paislee Kate was prenatally diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. At 33 weeks, doctors considered her in “imminent danger” so, in February 2018, she was delivered by emergency C-section. After she was born, more complications arose. The morning after she was born, she was moved to another hospital 45 minutes away. Scott and his wife,…

  3. Sydney Kim

    “Sydney has already overcome so many challenges in her young life. I used to worry so much about her future because of how sick she was as a little child. But seeing her now and how much she has grown, I feel that there is no limit to what Sydney can do or achieve. I will always be thankful to Conquering CHD for tirelessly advocating for those with CHD like Sydney.”

  4. Bella

    En julio de 2017, nació nuestra heroína del corazón, Bella. No sabíamos sobre la cardiopatía congénita de Bella (CHD): defecto septal ventricular, defecto del tabique auricular, estenosis pulmonar y miocardiopatía hipertrófica, hasta que nació a las 39 semanas y 6 días. A las pocas horas de nacer, Bella tuvo dificultades para respirar y sus niveles…

  5. Ryan Kirst

    February 3, 1999, our heart warrior was born.  We were already blessed with a six-year-old daughter and we were excited to add a son to our family. It wasn’t until Ryan was born that we learned he had something seriously wrong with his heart.  He was born blue and right away they knew something was…

  6. Bella

    In July of 2017, our heart hero, Bella, was born. We didn’t learn about Bella’s congenital heart defect (CHD)–Ventricular Septal Defect, Unroofed Coronary Sinus Atrial Septal Defect, Pulmonary Stenosis, and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy–until she was born at 39 weeks and 6 days. Within a few hours of her birth, Bella had difficulty breathing and her oxygen…

  7. Grace

    Grace was born on March 7, 2017. At birth, to her parents heartbreak, she was diagnosed with complete atrioventricular canal defect (AVSD), as well as trisomy 21. She had open heart surgery on August 7, 2017 at just 5 months old. The first year of her life was hard on her family, especially the first…

  8. Holden Joseph Flynn

    It was at out 20 week ultrasound that we learned of Holden’s Congenital Heart Defect. We were naïve to parenthood and CHDs, but educated ourselves as much as we could to prepare for his arrival. Holden Joseph Flynn came out swinging on October 11, 2011, diagnosed with Unbalanced Complete Atrioventricular Canal, a complex single chamber…

  9. Carter Fidel Williams

    “When we first learned of our son’s congenital heart defect, we wanted to ensure that we were equipped to face this challenge. We are very grateful for CCHD, the information and support we received was invaluable as it properly prepared us for this journey.” – Shuntae Williams

  10. Trinity Higgins

    “Conquering CHD means that I have someone fighting to make sure I have access to information that I can understand and for legislation that impacts my future health.” – Trinity