Petition to invest in Congenital Heart Defect Research sign now

My daughter was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. She needed intervention for her heart. She has Pulmonary Stenosis and Atrial Septal Defect. Her condition doesn't require many hospital stays or surgeries but for other children they have to go through many stays and surgeries. In the U.S nearly twice as many children die each year from congenital heart defects than all forms of childhood cancers combined, yet, funding for pediatric cancer research is 5 times higher than for congenital heart defects. Why is this? Please sign the petition to invest in Congenital Heart Defect Research to find the root causes of congenital heart defects, and to improve the care and treatment of children born with these defects to enable them to lead healthy and meaningful lives. With the pushing of medical research cures can be found. Thank you for listening!

Facts About Congenital Heart Defects:

~* Congenital heart defects are the #1 birth defect in the U.S

~* It is estimated by the American Heart Association that nearly 1.2 million Americans are living today with a congenital heart defect, some of them don't know it until it is to late.

~* An estimated, on average, 1 in every 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect (In comparison to Down Syndrome, 1 in every 900)

~* In the U.S nearly twice as many children die each year from congenital heart defects than all forms of childhood cancers combined, yet, funding for pediatric cancer research is 5 times high than for congenital heart defects.

~* Congenital heart defects are the #1 cause of birth defect related infant deaths.

~* Of the children sticken with Congenital heart defects, 1 in 10 have fatal birth defects.

~* Currently, there is no known cause, cure or prevention of congenital heart defects.

~* On average, 40,000 babies are born each year with a congenital heart defect.

~* Currently, there are over 35 known types of CHD.

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