Archive | March, 2013

February 2013

2 Mar

February is CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) awareness month. It happens to be the same month we first found out about Baby Mogg (Cameron’s) heart condition – HLHS. We decided to post some pictures of Cam after his first open heart surgery to do our part in generating CHD awareness along with some quick facts. In the pictures Cam’s chest is still open. It was left open 4 days to let the swelling go down. Words cannot describe walking into a room and seeing your child in this condition.

Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the US with a CHD. Thousands will not teach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.

91,000 life years are lost each year in this country due to congenital heart defects.

There are more than 40 types of CHDs. Little is known about the cause of most of them and there is no known prevention or cure for any of them.

On a lighter note: We participated in the NFL Experience during Superbowl weekend with Cameron and I posted a few pictures below. Also, Nick and I had the honor of meeting Drew Brees and getting my face signed which was exciting to say the least! We took Cam to the Monster Truck show in the Super Dome which was awesome and he really enjoyed the big trucks! We introduced him to the crawfish pet, tis the season. First time flying a kite.  We are just enjoying every single moment with this amazing heart warrior and cannot stress how incredibly proud we are of this little miracle. Thank you all for the continued support and prayers they are much appreciated!

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