Hi there and happy Heart Month!
My name is Megan Moore and I was asked by the Etsy SK team to talk a little bit about why February (Heart Month) is so important to me and my family.
I am a mother of 4 and two of those four children were born with Congenital Heart defects (or CHD). Both of my heart girls are doing really well at the moment but they have had two open heart surgeries each, along with other procedures, IV’s, doctor’s appointments and more.
Before my daughter, Chloe, was diagnosed with CHD, I had no idea how common it is. Approximately 1 in every 100 babies born will have some kind of CHD, making it one of the most common birth defects.
I hope that in sharing our story it can help raise awareness for congenital heart defects.