Morgan Avery Smith Truncus Arteriosis

Grandma's Healing Touch
Grandma's Healing Touch



Morgan Avery Smith Truncus Arteriosis


Providing Support to CHD Families

A Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) is when the heart does not develop normally in utero and the result being either a structural, electrical or otherwise functional abnormality iin the heart of a newborn.  

Approximately 25% of children born with a CHD are diagnosed with a Critical CHD - one that requires surgical intervention within the first year of life in order for the child to survive.

Device, support and surgical advances have dramatically improved outcomes for children born with a critical CHD. However, a large percentage - upwards of 20% - will not survive to see their first birthday.



American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Center for Disease Control

John Hopkins University/Cove Point Foundation 


Pediatric Congenital Heart Association

Mended Little Hearts

What is CHD?

Our programs rely on the financial generosity of the general public as well as companies who feel touched by our cause.

Our Programs are designed to be in the right place at the right time to help families when they need it most.

To provide timely financial support to families through accessible programs.

CHD Kids

Share your story

Are you a parent or guardian of a child with a Congenital Heart Defect? Are you looking to share their story? Let us know all about him/her! We love our heart kids and we publish stories to help other families who are hoping to find information and other family experiences with their heart journey.

If you would like to share your story, fill out the form to the right. If you have photos to share with your story, please email those to ksmith@335heart.org.

We take privacy very seriously and require the submission be made by the child's legal parent or guardian. If you are a family member submitting a story on behalf of the parent, please be sure to send an email with a signed permission letter from the child's parent/guardian.

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