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Veronica Daut

Veronica Daut

Thank you all for joining the cause. I had no clue about Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) until after my son Idris was born. Idris is a twin (twin sister Sage) and the entire pregnancy I was told that both babies were healthy. All I worried about was how my husband and I were going to handle two newborn babies all while still having two other little kids at home (3 yr and 1 yr old girls).
The babies were born 8 weeks early and both had to be in the NICU due to their early arrival. It wasn't until 5 days after they were born that our world changed. I remember it clearly, it was August 21st, 2017 and everyone was buzzing about the solar eclipse. While seating in the NICU a doctor came to check on Idris. He then called another Doctor over. Before I knew it, five people were surrounding Idris. One of the Doctor's came over to talk with me and told me that Idris had a heart defect and was being transferred to another hospital. The next three days were terrible because so many test were being done to find out if they could save our son.

Being 8 days old, we were finally told that Idris had TOF (Tetralogy of Fallot) and would be needing heart surgery. Thankfully Idris got to come home for a few months before traveling to Stanford's Children's Hospital at five months to have his 16 hour surgery. Idris will grow up still needing surgery as he grows but we just like to call it tune ups.

Throughout all of this, numerous individuals and organizations assisted my family with travel, food, housing and so on. I am beyond grateful to these types of organizations that allow you not to worry about anything but your child. That is why raising funds for CHD research is critically important and personally very meaningful to me. Please help us to fund CHD research by making a donation to my personal fundraising page. Together we can make a life-saving difference!



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