Recently, an awesome post entitled “Why Fighting Congenital Heart Disease Matters” was published by Lexi Behrndt on her blog, Scribbles & Crumbs. You can read her full post here. Lexi perfectly captures the fear of a diagnosis like CHD, the trials of treatments and recovery, and the pain of parents who lose their sweet children to this disease. She could have stopped there and had us all convinced that fighting CHD matters, but she goes on to say that this world of heart defects is also “a world full of miracles.”
Thanks to continued research many children are defeating the odds. They are surviving the experimental surgeries, the last-ditch treatment options, the “there’s nothing else we can do but wait and see” plans. These kids are taking their “5% chance of survival” and turning it into YEARS of life. But she’s right when she says the work isn’t done. There are still far too many babies that never survive to see life outside of the hospital walls. Too many mothers who rock their babies as they peacefully slip away to heaven. Too many tragically small coffins.
We want to change this. You can help change this! You can make a donation to CHD research through Project Heart here. Or please consider coming to our upcoming event, LittleHearts |BigArt! This is an event to raise money for CHD research. Here are the details:
Featuring fantastic local art AND a few “Jr. Artist” pieces by some of our very own local CHD kiddos
Catering by Puckett’s Grocery (fried green tomatoes, BBQ sliders, chicken & waffles…YUM!) Plus gourmet desserts!
Exciting silent auction items like club level tickets to the Sounds game and a hot air balloon ride!
Where? The Rymer Gallery 233 5th Ave N. Nashville, TN
Parking? 1) SP Plus Parking 213 4th Ave N. 2) LAZ Printer’s Alley 318 Church St.
Purchase Tickets here: https://projectheart.org/events/lhba2016