Devon experienced an atrioventricular septal defect and mitral valve defect, requiring her to undergo heart surgery at four months old. Her family did not have any pre-existing conditions, yet her parents lost two other children to heart disease. While they may never understand why this occurred, Devon is determined to spread awareness of congenital heart disease and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women, and 40,000 babies are diagnosed with heart defects annually. Twenty-five percent, or 10,000 babies, will require surgery as a result of their CHD.
As a certified yoga instructor, Devon has created a challenge to complete 10,000 sun salutations in honor of those that will require surgery by December 31, 2021.
"I chose sun salutations because I believe it is the foundational flow of yoga. Everyone can participate in a yoga flow because it is adaptable to your needs. If you don’t know what a sun salutation is - no problem! I will be posting how-to videos below."