One in a hundred – why our heart warrior isn’t so unique

While Addison’s journey with heart transplant is pretty rare, unfortunately her diagnosis of a congenital heart defect (CHD) is not. One in a hundred babies are born with CHD. It’s the most common birth defect, and sadly it kills more children than all pediatric cancers combined. This week is CHD Awareness Week, ending on Valentine’s Day.

Through the past three years, we have gotten to know many other heart families from around BC. I wish I could say all of their little heart warriors are thriving today. Please take a few minutes to watch a beautiful video one of these heart mommas put together in honour of CHD Week. Sam Airth’s beautiful son Miles died after waiting for a new heart at BC Children’s Hospital for five months.


Elaine, Aaron and Addison

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