Tuesday, February 9, 2010

please take heart

heart defects are no small matter. and for the tiniest among us, they mean even more.
  • Congenital heart defects are America’s and every country’s #1 birth defect. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD.
  • Congenital heart defects are the #1 cause of birth defect related deaths.
  • Congenital heart defects are the leading cause of all infant deaths in the United States.
  • Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
  • Each year over 1,000,000 babies are born worldwide with a congenital heart defect. 100,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
scary stuff. but there is hope. in the last decade death rates for congenital heart defects have declined by almost 30% due to advances made through research. that's one huge step. continue the walk by spreading awareness. '3 boys 1 hubby what's next' is hosting a giveaway to do just that. a little bit goes a long way.

fa qualcosa xx

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