My grandson Elliot was born with a genetic condition called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q for short) and with the diagnosis, Elliot has had to undergo two open heart surgeries and will have more as he grows.
Viviane Woodard has chosen to support CHD in hopes to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects for children!
CHD stands for “Congenital Heart Disease”, a structural abnormality of the heart or its function that occurs at birth with chronic secondary complications that can last throughout life.
Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born with CHD in the U.S., that’s 1 every 15 minutes.
In fact, one in every 100 babies born in the United States is diagnosed with congenital heart disease.
To learn more about how you can help support families and spread the word about CHD, visit the Conquering CHD website.