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  1. Advocacy for Kids: Virtual Conference 2021

    Conquering CHD’s annual advocacy conference in Washington, D.C. is virtual in 2021. Junior advocates can access recorded content, as well as printable materials, in lieu of attending the full virtual conference. Advocates ages 13+ are encouraged to attend the full virtual conference with a parent/guardian.

  2. CHD and Cancer: Is there a connection?

    Is there a connection between congenital heart disease and cancer?

  3. Birth Defect Prevention & Awareness Month

    Every January, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosts National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

  4. Preventative Care is Essential During a Pandemic

    Dr. Rema Merhi of Las Vegas, Nevada co-authors this post, sharing critical reminders for families of pediatric heart patients during the pandemic. While most of us are worried about COVID-19, parents of pediatric CHD patients are definitely worried. In fact, they are so worried, they are refraining from receiving essential preventative medical care during the…

  5. COVID-19 Vaccines & CHD: Town Hall Wrap-Up

    Thank you to the patients and families who participated in our live Town Hall on January 20th, as part of our CHD Wise educational series. Read on for the summary and full video presentation.

  6. COVID-19 Update

    As the COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing, Conquering CHD is committed to providing its community with trusted resources from expert sources. Please continue to watch this blog and our social media channels for information pertinent to the CHD community. Read our original statement on COVID-19 from March 13, 2020 here. WHAT WE KNOW Some CHD patients are…

  7. Donate Life Month – The Call

      For the month of April, CCHD 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…

  8. It’s In Your Hands

    Being a heart parent isn’t easy. That’s no news flash. You’ve run the gamut of emotions from scared, to sad, to angry, then rinse and repeat. Oh yeah, and life doesn’t stop and wait for you to get it together either. There are days where you feel like maybe you’re starting to get it together,…

  9. Wrapping Paper

    I have never been good at surprises.  Keeping anything a secret is nearly impossible for me.  My kids have figured it out, too.  If I leave a gift wrapped present out, they quickly begin guessing and if they are even remotely close, I have to run and hide for fear of giving it away.  Just…

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