Dear Family and Friends:
As many of you know, on March 12th, 2009, My little Bella was only a few days old and was having her first heart surgery. By the grace of God, our little one has been doing so well despite these minor set backs. We are so fortunate and blessed to have her in our lives! To recognize this important time in our lives, we are starting Team De La Rosa to benefit the Congenital Heart Walk. I would like to ask for your support by either joining the team or sending in your tax-deductible donation today!
Here are just some of the facts: Nearly two million children and adults are living with a congenital heart defect (CHD) in the United States. Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born with a CHD, making it the country� #1 birth defect. At least 10% of all congenital heart defects are first found in adulthood. Thanks to increases in survival rates, the number of adults living with a CHD rises by 5% a year and adults with CHDs are living longer, fuller lives than ever before. Your support will continue our progress.
The Congenital Heart Walk is an exciting joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and the Children� Heart Foundation (CHF)! This effort will raise funds to help both organizations continue their missions to address the needs of both the newly diagnosed and long-term survivors of congenital heart defects, in a truly inspirational day of sharing, caring and fun.
As you have read, fighting congenital heart defects for our family is personal. Please support our efforts by joining the team or making a donation today!
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Thank you all in advance and I appreciate your support over the past 5 years!