HELP CHD IS A WEBSITE THAT I HAVE CREATED TO ASSIST IN MY EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS & MONEY FOR CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS PLEASE GO TO "INFORMATION".  This site also provides information on chds, provides links to other resources for other information and help with chds and a page with information on my current fundraisers.

why do I do this?

Hi.  My name is Gena Taylor.
On June 4, 2001 we had a beautiful baby girl named Emily Grace.  Emily was born with multiple congenital heart defects and velo-cardio-facial syndrome.  EMILY WAS ABLE TO COME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND WAS ONLY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 6 DAYS OF HER LIFE.  SOME BABIES ARE NOT SO FORTUNATE.   Emily was with us for 1 month & 20 days.

We lost Emily on July 24, 2001.   

You can help make a difference!
These children are fighting for their lives everyday. Will you help them?

On average, there are 40,000 babies born every year with a CHD. One in Ten of those babies will have a fatal CHD.  Nearly 1.2 Million people are living with a CHD, some may not even know it till it's too late.  Congenital heart defects are the number ONE birth defect in the United States. It is also the #1 cause of birth related infant deaths.  In the U.S. there are nearly twice as many children die from congenital heart defects than all types of childhood cancers combined, yet funding for pediatric cancer is 5 times higher than that for congenital heart defects.  2500 children will die from heart defects today. Please help spread the word about Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day.  You can help in so many ways.  These children are fighting for their lives every day.  Please help to make a difference.



Disclaimer: The contents of this site are presented for INFORMATIONAL purposes only, and should NOT be substituted for professional advice. Always consult your (child's) physicians with your questions and concerns.