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Team Austin

We are excited to be raising funds for CHD research and raising awareness to something very meaningful to our family. As you know, Austin is 1 in 100 babies born with a congenital heart defect. Austin was diagnosed at our 20 week ultrasound with a critical defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Only about 1 in 5000 babies are born with this defect. His twin sister and older brother are heart healthy.

Austin was born 6.5 weeks premature with less than a 50% chance of survival. He spent his first 151 days in the hospital and has received 3 life saving open heart surgeries to date. There have also been other surgeries, trips to the cath lab, and countless tests and procedures. This fall he will have another cardiac catherization and next summer he will be having another open heart surgery.

Each day he defies the odds and lives his life as a happy 2 year old should. To him, he knows no difference between him and his siblings. I can never understand exactly what he goes through, but our family stands behind him 100% of the way.

Please consider donating to or joining our team! Raising money to fund research is extremely important to Austin and many other CHD survivors prognosis. Together we will make a difference in these amazing kids lives.

The Sanford Family

Erik Palmgren
  • CPCrystal Palmgren
  • EPElla Palmgren
Jessica Howard
  • SHSkylar Howard
  • GHGage Howard


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