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Matt Semrick

Matt Semrick

October 24, 2017.

November 7, 2018.

These are the dates of Gus’ two open-heart surgeries.

Two days we’ll never forget.

We’re happy to report Gus is thriving. He’s active and energetic.

But, he’ll have to be monitored for the rest of his life and each time we take him to a doctor’s appointment, we keep our fingers crossed that we’ll continue to hear good news.

The facts are clear:

• Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the #1 birth defect and approximately 1 in 100 babies are born with CHD.
• CHD kills 2x more children each year than all forms of childhood cancer combined.
• 1 in every 10 children diagnosed with CHD does not live into adulthood.
• CHD is a lifelong condition; surgery is not a cure.

Thanks to advances in care, for the first time, there are more adults living with CHD than children, but research for CHD is vastly underfunded. Despite its prevalence, it’s viewed as a hidden disease and often escapes public awareness.

We’re asking you to join TEAM GUS in the fight against Congenital Heart Disease as we participate in The New York City Congenital Heart Walk, September 7, 2019.

You can walk with us, join our fundraising team, make a donation or just spread the word about the impact of CHD. All funds raised by our team will benefit The Children's Heart Foundation.

It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the DONATE button on this page. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many!

We look forward to seeing you on September 7th!

With Gratitude,
Matt, Michelle, Ruby and Gus


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