Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month: CHD Warrior

Ellie is my almost-eight year old daughter. She was born with a congenital heart defect, which required heart surgery when she was just a baby.

Her heart defect was detected prenatally. She had a fetal echo due to her Down syndrome diagnosis. For children who do not have a reason to have a fetal echo, a simple pulse ox reading can help doctors discover heart defects early.

My big girl and I made this photos at Union Market in 25 degree weather to celebrate her happy heart.