Remember the baby we ran for 2 Hearts to Beat Fun Run and the several garage sales we participated in? Yes, Baby Gabrielle had undergone her open heart surgery and have survived the whole ordeal. Yehey! Congratulations to everyone for helping. You saved Baby Gabrielle's heart. This is the latest picture of baby Gabrielle. She is healthy and strong. Check out more information at Let It Echo facebook page.
Babies with Congenital Heart Defect is commonly called "blue baby". This is because when the baby cries, the baby turns blue (because of the lack of oxygen in the blood). No, Congenital Heart Defect is not new. It is not caused by modernization and chemicals in our food. Until now, there is no study that could pinpoint exactly what causes it. The condition existed even in olden times. It was just not being talked about. There was also no way of healing it.
I am featuring today Gabrielle Mikhail Pacana or Baby Brielle. Baby Brielle was born on September 27, 2011. Two weeks after her birth, she was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. Tetralogy of Fallot is the rarest type among the known Congenital Heart Defects. Her parents were advised by doctors to have surgery before she turns one.
Did you also know that February is the CHD Awareness Month? Yes, this month we are celebrating Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month. Today, February 7, up to February 14 is the Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. Notice that my page already has a CHD Awareness Banner at the side. When you click on the banner, this will route you to a page that will tell you more about it. So please go ahead and click the banner. :)