2018 Nashville

Team NIck

Did you know 1 of every 100 babies are born with a Congenital Heart Defect? These babies are someone's son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter. You never think it will happen to you. In 1996, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! My husband and I were thrilled to have two precious sons! Just two days after Nick's birth, we received the devastating news that our son had a heart problem. We were scared to death! After our first visit to a pediatic cardiologist, we learned that Nick had a Ventricular Septal Defect that was located right next to the aortic valve. Nick did very well for several years. Then, in 2012, we were told that he needed surgery to patch the hole. The arotic valve was being sucked into the hole with each heart beat. Nick needed surgery to prevent further damage to the aortic valve. The surgery was successfully performed in 2013 at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham when Nick was 16 years old. After having surgery, Nick was able to fulfill his dream of being on the Muscle Shoals High School Wrestling Team. I will never forget the feeling I had the first time he walked out onto the wrestling mat. Now, almost five years later, my son is an ICU nurse at a Helen Keller Hospital where he is fulfilling another dream of helping others who are sick. God has truly blessed us! In an effort to honor my son, Nick Wallace, and to help others who are battling congenital heart defects, I have organized a team to participate in the Congenital Heart Walk in Nashville on June 30, 2018. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to support my fundraising efforts in honor of my son, Nick Wallace, and on behalf of The Children’s Heart Foundation and the Adult Congenital Heart Association. All funds raised benefit CHD research and programs. I appreciate your support! Thank you for visiting my Congenital Heart Walk personal fundraising page
Thank you.

Dana Wallace #teamnick

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