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Adult CHD Survivor & World Cup Soccer Champion Lauren Holiday!

August 27, 2015 was nothing short of an AMZAZING night! I am beyond honored to have been invited to the final home game and retirement ceremony for CHD Survivor and World Cup Champion Lauren Holiday. Lauren was born with an Atrial Septal Defect and Pulmonary Artery Defect. She had her open heart surgery at ageContinue Reading

Run for LITTLE Hearts

2014 was the Inaugural Run for LITTLE Hearts!!!  Over 600 people came to support the cause. In 2015, close to 800 people were there! I also love having the hundreds of virtual runners participating with us on race day from where they live! This event is for all heart families – it is OUR EVENT to comeContinue Reading

Run for CHD with my Training Programs!

Never had a reason to run….until now? Well I am here to help you raise CHD awareness all the way to the finish line! I am SO excited for the opportunity to team up with Healthy Jasmine and Snack Smart Solutions to offer you TWO FREE training programs!   8 Week Beginner Training Program 5KContinue Reading

run for LITTLE hearts

I did it! I still can’t believe it. I FINALLY pulled the trigger on my CHD Awareness Run! run for LITTLE hearts 10K/5K/Kids Dash on May 4, 2014 (Kansas City, MO) After Chloe was born in 2008, the very first thing I had wanted to do was organize a 5K for CHD. I had participated in a few 5KsContinue Reading

Chloe’s Law will FINALLY pass in 2013!

                          Having Chloe’s Law finally reach the Governor’s desk is the ultimate Mother’s Day gift! When I began this journey in 2009, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was on a mission and I jumped in head first!Continue Reading


I’ve always been a gym rat and would occasionally run in a local 5K with friends, but would never consider myself a runner. After doing my first triathlon with my husband (May 2012), I started running more and have grown to love it! Since 2009, Chloe has inspired me to raise awareness for CHD andContinue Reading

Latest and Greatest!

It looks like 2013 is going to be the FUNNEST year yet since starting my CHD Awareness journey back in 2009! I’m so glad I took a little break during Chloe’s baby sister Kenna’s first year. I’ve really enjoyed the past 18months with her. Her smile lights up my world! Since Chloe was born, IContinue Reading

Chloe’s little sister Kenna – 1st birthday!

This Saturday we will celebrate Kenna’s first birthday! The year has literally flown by! This week I find myself reflecting a lot on Kenna’s first year, and how very different it has been compared to Chloe’s first year. Not a good different. Not a bad different. Just different. Chloe’s first year was filled with happiness,Continue Reading

Chloe’s CMCC Surgery in Chicago

We are finally home after our 4 day adventure in Chicago! We left Wednesday and stayed on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. The highlight of the trip was eating lots of yummy Italian food! Chloe loved going for walks in the morning and seeing all of the dogs. She even got to pet some horsesContinue Reading

Chloe’s Other Birth Defect Diagnosis

I wish I didn’t have to, but I’m going to have to start from the very beginning. Yes, I know this will be long but you will understand it better this way! Chloe was born in November, 2008. First push was strong, perfect. Second push, head was out. Angelee, the nurse delivering Chloe, told meContinue Reading