WHAT IS HELP chd?
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
why do I do this?
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
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
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.