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Noel Lauman

Noel Lauman

Welcome back everyone! Year 2 of Team Theodorables and we are excited to be CELEBRATING our journey as a heart family. That's right, let's celebrate! We celebrate Theo's renewed health, continuous medical advancements to detect and treat congenital heart defects, the many warriors who walk beside us, and in honor of the precious individuals who lost their fight against this disease.

Here's the recap of how we became a "heart family"... I didn't know anything about congenital heart disease nor defects that affect 1 in 100 babies. Thus, we never expected for our new, beautiful baby boy to be diagnosed with heart conditions that would require immediate attention and open heart surgery. We brought Theodore home from the hospital and spent 12 whole days together before we knew something was wrong. Through immediate action at the pediatrician’s office, 911 was called and he was transferred to the local emergency department via ambulance. There, he was stabilized, intubated, and prepared for transport via medivac. We only found out on the 13th day of his life that he was born with a coarctation of the aorta (a narrowing that constricts blood flow), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and a ventricular septal defect (or VSD- a hole between the 2 ventricles of the heart). We experienced our emergency because his PDA continued to close which in turn was inhibiting blood and oxygen circulation.

Theo had successful open heart surgery September 2017. We spent just a mere 2 1/2 weeks at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Some families spend months, and others will sadly never leave with their sweet child. It is through God's grace and immense support, love, and prayers from more people than we will ever know that this experience has been so positive for us.

Last year's Central PA Walk was crazy amazing!!! The weather was gorgeous, the atmosphere was so uplifting, the activities were fun, and most importantly we came there to WALK to celebrate, honor, and remember those affected by congenital heart disease. We had almost 60 team members and together raised over $9,500!!!! Guys, that's all because of generous donations from our family, friends, and family and friends of family and friends!!!! You are the HEART of the team.

Would you like to support us again, or perhaps for the first time? As always, I first ask for prayer. Please pray for the event- the volunteers, the weather, safety for all. Please pray that we make an impact. Pray our donations are used wisely and will make tremendous impacts on CHD. Pray for the families we walk for who are without their babies and for the families who wish they could attend.

Secondly, if you feel so inclined, you can support us financially through a tax deductible donation to the Children's Heart Foundation right from this page. Your gift will make a difference.

Thank you, from the depths of my HEART.


Picture credit: JJ's Photography.


raised of $5,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. SMShirley & Felicia Mitchell
2. DRDonation Received
3. KGKathy & Mark Gurski-Becker And D'Agostino
4. DCDeborah Cipko
5. DRDonation Received
6. MBMaskcara Beauty

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