2014 Linn County Heart Walk
At our twenty week ultrasound, "it's a girl" was immediately followed by, "but there is something wrong with her heart." This began the journey that is Tatum. After being turned over to the University of Iowa high risk OB, we discovered how severe her heart condition was. Monthly visits turned into weekly visits as our pregnancy grew closer to the end. With each in depth ultrasound and echo, the doctors determined that what Tatum did have of a pulmonary artery, was very small. It was also discovered that she had a large hole dividing the bottom two chambers. The rest would have to be left up to more testing once she was born.
When Tatum was born, it was off to the NICU for an echo and a day later, her first cardiac catheterization. Read More...>
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!