On February 20th, Ruth made quite the entrance into this world, as she was born with an undiagnosed congenital heart defect (CHD) called transposition of the great arteries (TGA, https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/t/transposition). She has spent a total of 57 days at Cincinnati Children's Hospital between the Cardiac ICU (32 days) and the Cardiac Step Down Unit (25 days). This girl is quite the fighter, and we are so glad she is finally home and healthy. We are unbelievably grateful for the amazingly skilled medical professionals who have had a role in saving Ruth's life. We are so very fortunate to be so close to such skilled doctors and medical professionals; Ruth is alive today because of the swift and meticulous actions of her care team(s). Modern medicine, along with prayer and positive thinking, is amazing, and we are so very thankful for our little miracle. We are also so grateful to all of those who supported our family in every way, shape, and form; it is humbling to think about the "village" that came together during our time of need. #heartwarrior #babyruthkramer #onestronggirl #familyiseverything ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association’s mission is to “Conquer Congenital Heart Disease.” We are accomplishing this through collaboration with patients, parents, providers, and partner organizations to improve quality and outcomes through CHD education, support, research and awareness.
The PCHA-OH chapter is a program of PCHA, aimed at improving the lives of those with congenital heart disease and their families through direct support and education – meeting families where they are. Your donation helps support our CHD kit program which provides important educational resources to families when they need them most. Funds raised from the 2019 Conquering CHD Walk will provide inpatient dinners and holiday parties, social outings, advocacy conferences, and medical research grants to local doctors and researchers.
Thank you for your support!