Last week, I posted my Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week schedule. I’m pretty much not going to shut up all week. And, I hope everyone will continue to listen and spread the word. We just might save lives.
Congenital Heart Disease is the number one baby killer, according to the Children’s Heart Foundation. An estimated 1 in 100 babies are born with CHD. CHD kills more children than all forms of childhood cancer combined.
Awareness can make a difference. Before Cora died from an undetected CHD, I had never heard of it. I don’t want that to happen to any other mother or father.
Better, yet we can do something. We can make a difference. Just by talking and learning about congenital heart disease. We can work together to make sure all babies get screened, raise money for more research to save more little ones, and support the hundreds of thousands of children and adults living with CHD. Currently NO test can find every CHD in every infant. But, let’s start somewhere. Let’s screen every baby with a pulse oximetry test and keep working hard to find new tests and save lives.
I’m guest posting all over the blogopshere this week, but leaving the blogs a surprise. Follow me on Twitter to learn where I’m at each day, or check back here. I’ll be editing this post with my guest post secret locations.
- Day One: The Bloggess Army
- Day Two: Garibay Soup
- Day Three: Baby Dickey
- Day Four: The Angel Forever and The Spohrs Are Multiplying
- Day Five: Atlanta Mother’s Guide
- Day Six: Momotics and The Bluemoon Girl
- Day Seven: Seven Hearts in Seven Days
Are you participating in CHD Awareness Week on your blog or Web site? Leave your link below! Read each other’s post. Spend a few moments learning about CHD, and SAVE LIVES.
Thanks Single Mama Central for the CHD Awareness Week button!
Add your post about CHD here, can’t wait to read
P.S. To read great blog posts about CHD every week, visit http://www.blog4chd.com