I am supporting the Courage Classic for patients like my great niece Torah.
Torah was born May 13, 2015 and spent the first 4 months of her life at the Children's Hospital Colorado. She was diagnosed in utero, with Aortic Coarctation, a large and complex VSD, ASD and a Unicuspid Aortic Valve. Torah went into her first open heart at just a day and a half old. It was a long recovery which included a blood infection, g-tube surgery, and a heart cath to name a few. Torah was able to go home for a couple of months to Montana, before she returned to Children’s Hospital for her second open heart surgery at 6 months, which resulted in a much faster recovery.
Since Torah’s two open hearts she has overcome so many obstacles! She no longer has her g-tube, she is walking, talking and eating like any other 3 year old. She loves to play doctor and listen to everyone’s hearts.
Torah is 1 in 110, and her family will not be the last to experience the rollercoaster of CHD life.
The Courage Classic is not only a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children.