Thursday, October 25, 2012

Boo at the Zoo

My little Pirate!
We met some great heart friends at Boo at the Zoo today for some fun.  Mended Little Hearts coordinated this event and it was wonderful.  The weather could not have been any better.  For Halloween, it was over 70 degrees...very unusual for Ohio.  Especially since the weather in the past couple of weeks has been COLD. 

The boys as super heroes...hanging at the zoo.
I didn't post pictures of the other families that joined us because I didn't get their permission, but we had a good turnout and I know everyone enjoyed themselves.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

2nd Annual Congenital Heart Walk

I cannot believe how many people joined us this year.  We had almost 800 people at the Walk and raised almost $70,000.  It exceeded every single expectation I ever imagined possible.  The support that was showed and the people that came gave me so much hope for our community.  It was great meeting so many heart families, survivors, and angel parents.  I learned about many different heart defects and I shed tears for the little ones that have lost their battle (as well as their families that live with that loss every second of every day).

The outpouring we had this year has me looking forward to next year's Walk and all the excitement that comes with being involved in something so amazing.