A very exciting thing happened when I went to the mailbox yesterday. There was an envelope for ME! Bryan & the boys usually get all the good stuff, but this had my name on it and it wasn't a bill. It was from the Governor's office.
|Eli hugging the proclamation from our Governor's office. The copy was already creased from the mail so why not let him hug it? He's the reason we got it done!|
Here are some facts about Congenital Heart Defects:
♥ One in one hundred babies born in the US will have a congenital heart defect. That translates to nearly 40,000 babies each year in the US alone.
♥ 1 in 100? Yes, really. Our local hospital (Daviess Community Hospital) reported just over 500 births in 2012. That means FIVE babies with some type of a CHD were born at DCH last year alone.
♥ Because the heart is formed so early in pregnancy, the defects are often present before most women know they are pregnant.
♥ Learn something new about CHDs every day this week and share that information with someone else. We need your help to spread awareness. ♥