Sunday, February 8, 2009

IT'S HEART MONTH...DO SOMETHING...please

Five minutes is all I ask...
to understand a little better what some babies and families experience...

Are you grateful for your health, grateful for being able to go and do whatever you want?
There are those who struggle just to survive every day...
Our precious great niece, Katie, is a 2yo with CHD (congenital heart defect)...she is a miracle, has struggled through many health issues, and is loving life.
She will be having another surgery this summer...this will bring many extremes for Katie and those who love her.
--fear will try to work its way in
--anxiety will try to overtake the adults
--needles and unknown pain is always a concern
--unknown issues popping up loom in your psyche as she goes off to the hospital.

The following video (down below my comments section) was produced by a congenital heart patient who wants to get the word out about congenital heart defects.
Since I like to blog, I CAN help.

Please view this...become more aware... then, you can help by:
-donating blood or plasma
-sending donations to the American Heart Association for research,
-rocking a baby in a local NICU...some times, presence is more important than presents!
So, let's all pull together and help in some way...

You can also visit the AHA site for more information, etc.

(The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.)

4 comments:

CIELO said...

There is always comfort and peace here..... Even the wind and the waves and the storms obey HIM. Be not afraid. Do not doubt...

Hugs

cielo

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

We support the AHA, my Mom just passed away from Congestive Heart failure. Such a need for support and prayer for all who suffer from heart disease

Greg C said...

This is a wonderful cause and you are a wonderful person for spreading the word.

Mocha with Linda said...

Such a widespread disease that affects so many.

Thanks for comment on my blog and sharing your "I wish I had" wisdom. Having buried both my parents, I totally get where you're coming from.

And LOL - my word verification word is "aging"!