Natalie is currently 9, almost 10 years old. She was born with a ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) , tricuspid atresia and congenital scoliosis. Natalie has undergone 4 open heart surgeries and 4 heart caths. Her last heart cath was back in March of 2015.
Life with a congenital heart defect (CHD) is never over. Natalie will continue to have yearly to yearly check ups the rest of her life and at some point will need another surgery, but only time will tell when and what.
Natalie is a very active 4th Grader this year! She loves to play outside, but still gets tired pretty easily. As she is getting older, she has learned when she needs the rest.
Hope you are all able to come out and support team Natalie and walk/run with us. If you can't be there, I encourage you to make a donation to our team or donate a Bravery Bag $25.
Thank you for all your prayers and support over the past 9+ years! We would not be where we are today, without you all! This year we are having a contest for the craziest glow in the dark outfits, so come deck out if you want! Dollar store is a great place to start!