Walk to the Beat of My Heart
Join us as we walk virtually for the 9th Annual Conquering CHD - Illinois Walk on Sunday, May 16th!
Our son Joshua was born on January 27, 2020, minutes before his twin brother Jacob. Within hours of being born, he was whisked away to the NICU for low oxygen numbers. Days after being transferred to Lurie Children's, he was diagnosed with a severe form of congenital heart disease known as a single ventricle heart defect.
Josh has had countless hospital stays and cardiac catheterizations, and he underwent his first open heart surgery in August 2020. Over and over again he has battled each obstacle with strength and determination -- and joy. It never ceases to amaze us just how joyful this child continues to be even after everything he has gone through. He is our joyful warrior.
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Nearly 40,000 infants in the U.S. are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) every year. CHD is the most common birth defect and the leading cause of infant death due to birth defects. Conquering CHD-Illinois is a non-profit with a mission to conquer CHD. We are Conquering CHD through education, support, research and advocacy. But we are unique in our approach – encompassing the lifespan, encouraging transparency, and meeting families where they are.
Registration is $15 and FREE for children under 16
VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS
Opening ceremonies: Live on Facebook on Sunday, 5/16/21 at 10 a.m. CST
Walk start: Anytime! Show us your photos & videos from your walk!
Tag us on Facebook and Instagram and use hashtag #ConqueringCHDWalkIL2021 #joyfulwarriorjosh
Would you like to sponsor our event? Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org!