Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness week is February 7-14, 2012.
Statistics show that heart defects are the #1 birth defect in the United States, and about 1% of babies are affected. These defects are also the leading cause of infant death from birth defects.
Since I realized I would be a "heart mom" in July, it seems like other affected families have come out of nowhere to share their stories and offer support. Congenital heart disease affects so many families, and shouldn't be taken for granted.
In order to help raise awareness, Ruth has started a board on Pinterest dedicated to the "Faces of CHD." Pinterest is a very neat, very addicting website that allows you to "pin" things that interest you on the web. You can find everything from recipes, craft projects, home decorating ideas, and just about anything else. Sharing the stories of families who have been affected by CHD will help bring awareness to many people who might not realize how common and serious this really is. Thanks for your support!