Our mighty Lily was born with a multitude of congenital heart defects, coarctation of the aorta, unicommissural aortic valve, aortic stenosis and mitral valve stenosis, to name the most prevalent. We didn't know strength until we met her. She is the epitome of super. Lily has undergone 2 open heart surgeries; one at 15 days old and another at 15 months old. She is now 4 years old. We hope beyond hope that she will not have any more surgeries in the future, but the tumultuous reality of CHD is that you never know for sure. This is why there needs to be more research; and research needs funding. In many cases doctors have no idea why CHD even occurs. It’s a spontaneous event that wasn't caused by anyone or anything and there's no known way to prevent it from occurring. Please help us in meeting our fundraiser goal so future heart kids, like our mighty Lily, have a fighting chance to show off their super powers. Give the doctors a chance to further their research and fine tune their surgical techniques. Together we can make a difference and hopefully one day CHD will no longer be the most common birth defect affecting 1 in 110 children every day.