Zoe was born with critical congenital heart disease including critical aortic valve stenosis and a coarctation of her aorta. She was delivered at UC and transfered immediately to the CICU at Cincinnati Children's. She underwent an aortic valvoplasty the day after she was born to open her valve. She then had surgery 3 days later to remove the narrowed section of her aorta. Zoe spent just over 2 weeks in the CICU before being discharged home. Zoe continues to see her cardiologist on a regular basis for echos to monitor her heart function. Eventually she will have to have her aortic valve replaced. In the meantime Zoe is a spunky, 22 month old who loves to dance, sing, swim and play! She brings pure joy to everyone and we are blessed she is our daughter.
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!