Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Seven Hearts in Seven Days: Announcement

The New Year has offically begun, and Februrary is around the corner.  Exactly one month from tomorrow, starts Congential Heart Defect Awareness Week!

As some of you know, Little Man was born with a heart defect.  You can read about the moment that changed my life here, but I don't talk about it too much.  You see, I am one of the lucky ones.  My son's condition got better, and has yet to require surgery or invasive procedures, but many Heart Moms are not so lucky.

Very soon after my son was diagnosed, I started trying to raise awareness for CHD.  I didn't want another Mom to be shocked like I was.  For all the warnings we get while we are trying to concieve or are pregnant, very few of us ever hear about the NUMBER ONE birth defect - heart defects!

"Nearly twice as many children die from congenital heart disease in the United States each year as die from all forms of childhood cancers combined" ~AHA


"At least nine of every 1,000 infants born a year have a heart defect. That’s almost one percent of live-born infants." ~AHA

This year I am doing a program called Seven Hearts in Seven Days.  During the week of Februrary 7-14, 2010 I am going to have other Heart Mom's guest post on my blog here.  For the grand finale on the 14th I will have a link up of all the blog posts raising awareness for Congential Heart Defects.

Please join me in raising awareness.  Grab the button on the side bar,  post your own stories of Seven Hearts in Seven Days during awareness week, write in memory of a heart angel,  or just join me for the finale and post facts on CHD.  Whatever you do, know that it will help another Mom!

If you want more information on CHD Awareness Week, check out CHIN!





17 comments:

  1. I love it!! I can't wait to read woman...how very special. Okay..I need to tell everyone about this.

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  2. What a great thing to raise awareness of. Thank you.

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  3. I gave you an award over at my blog!!

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  4. I tried to email you - but I got an email back saying that I had the wrong email - it was the one on the comment you left me on my blog... anyway, just wanted you to know I tried to reply, let me know how you'd like my participation :-D

    -Julia (GoofyJ)

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  5. Though we all go through trials, we always know there are others out there that are going through worse..I'll be thinking of all the families that are having to face this ordeal and thankful that yours turned for the positive.

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  6. This is such a great idea...can't wait to read all of the guest posts!

    ~WM

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  7. I've added the button to my blog. What a wonderful event.

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  8. You're doing a great service here.

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  9. What a wonderful way to spread th word! I have a good friend who lost one of her twin boys almost 2 years ago to a heart defect. It's such a sad story and my heart still breaks for her. I wrote a post about it awhile ago. If you're looking for a guest blogger for that week, let me know and I can see if she'd be interested in sharing her story.

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  10. what a great thing to share information about.... you are outstanding to champion the cause.

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  11. What a smart, fun and creative way to raise awareness!

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  12. My next post is going to have an award for you - stop on by when you can!!

    ~WM

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  13. Great Idea. I received your email and will email you in a bit. Thanks

    Erin
    www.wordsfromabusysahm.com

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  14. I sent you my blog post for your CHD Awareness Series. Just wanted to make sure you received it! Cant wait to read the others!

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