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CHD Facts and Statistics CHD Awareness Week 2013

CHD Facts and Statistics CHD Awareness Week 2013

How well do you know your CHD Facts? If you are telling your CHD Story, Raising Awareness, or reaching out to the media for CHD Awareness Week, double check your facts. With more Awareness comes more research, and statistics can change from year to year. These are some of the latest Facts & Statistics...
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Celebrating CHD Awareness Day in Honor of Our Heart Heroes

Over the past week many Heart Families, have shared their stories and facts about Congenital Heart Defects to raise awareness of the Number 1 birth defect. Today is the last day of CHD Awareness week, and ends with CHD Awareness Day. We celebrate the amazing Heart and the power behind it. We celebrate CHD...
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The Day I Became a Heart Mom

CHD Awareness Week Congenital Heart Defects

This post was originally posted last year in May for Owain’s 2nd birthday. It is the story of his birth and the moments following his diagnosis of having a Congenital Heart Defect. I have spent the past week working extra hard to raise awareness of CHDs and how common they are and I think...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Hard to believe it is Thursday already, this week is flying by! I am so ready for this weekend to get here. I am SO Thankful for all of the help that we got for our Mended Little Hearts CHD Awareness Event and Fundraiser on Monday. And Thankful for all of the people that...
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Wordless Wedneday {Wee Nut Before & After Glenn Procedure 2008}


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A Song for Struggling Families

For all the Heart Families Who are Forced to be Strong When it Would be so Much Easier to be Weak This song always brings up memories of when Owain was born. Without fail, I would hear this song every single day, either on the way into to visit him at UVa or on...
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CHD Awareness Week Event & Fundraiser

Today is the first day of CHD Awareness Week. This is the week that we spend even more time raising awareness of congenital heart defects. There are events scheduled all over the country this week. Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville hosted an event today at the University of Virginia. We had a fabulous time!...
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CHD Facts, Mended Little Hearts & CHD Awareness Week

The Facts * Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in every 111 babies each year. Up to 1.3 million Americans alive today have congenital heart defects. Nearly twice as many children die from congenital heart defects in the U.S. than from all forms of...
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I Love My Life!

My house is a mess, I have only cleaned my kitchen once this week. Yesterday I feed my kids lunch on paper towels. These same kids may have gone just a little too long without a bath. The good news is that the sickness has almost completely left The Nut House! Even in the...
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Can EKGs save lives of student athletes?

I saw this on the Today Show this morning. I love that this is shedding some light on the importance of getting young adults participating in sports screened for CHDs! At the same time, I am disappointed at what the American Heart Association was quoted as saying about screening and the necessity for EKGs....
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Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville ♥ CHD Awareness Event & Fundraiser ♥

Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville invites you to our CHD Awareness Week Event with a Silent Auction Fundraiser and Bake Sale on Monday February 7th to kick off CHD Awareness Week.  We will be in the Dining Conference Rooms 1-3 on the 1st floor of the University of Virginia Medical Center from 9:30am-1:30pm. These...
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Take it On Tuesday, Mended Little Hearts And CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

We are finally are starting to shake this sickness that has taken over The Nut House. The first round of antibiotics are done and in the next few days every one will be off of all meds! Including the new meds that Owee has been on since last weekend. I am starting to feel...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! I am fairly certain that I have said the before…but in case you are wondering, it is NOT Friday. My kids are slightly confused because I told them this morning that it was Friday. I am super Thankful for all the snow we got yesterday! We are living in a winter...
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