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CHD awareness week Feb 7-14th After a perfect and uncompilcated pregnancy my daughter Delaney was born. My perfect little baby girl...or so we thought. After 30 hours of labor and lots of visitors it was finally time for me to sleep. I handed my daughter off to one of my best friends to hold while I tried to recover and get a couple hours sleep. I woke up to the sound of the nurse entering the room. "Time to give her a bath" she said. She took my baby from my friends hands, unwrapped her…

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CHD Awareness "mended" Heart Necklace with Awareness Ribbon and Band Aid Charms - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness

CHD Awareness mended Heart Necklace with Awareness by DesignsbyMRS, $26.00

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Stitched Heart - Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Hand Stamped Heart

"Stitched heart" Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Necklace

In a matter of minutes your life can change forever. To never go back to where it once was and quickly thrust down an unknown path. Your life as you once knew it comes to a screeching halt as the rest of the world carries on around you. Hospitals become your new home, clinic visits your new vacation destination, nurses and doctors your new family. Tube feedings, administering medications, pulse oximeters, things that most would find terrifying soon become a way of life for you. Two…

William was born in October 2010 and appeared to be completely healthy. Two days later, as we were being discharged to go home from the hospital, an observant nurse escorting us to our car noticed Will's breathing was rapid and shallow and his color didn't look right. We returned with her to the nursery and as we watched through the window, a sinking feeling began to set in that something was seriously wrong. A couple of hours later, we were following our 2 day old baby in an…