Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week–It Keeps Me Busy 4

Ever since Cora died, I’ve been on a mission. I don’t want any other to find out about their child’s congenital heart defect from the coroner. This means pushing for better screening, like pulse oximetry screening. It means explaining that NO screening finds CHD 100 percent of the time, so it’s imperative for parents to […]

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Like farming or genuine thankfulness: Portobello’s case study

Late last night a friend shared this photo on Facebook. Her comment was something like “I always knew I liked Portobello’s for a reason.” And indeed, it does look at first glance like Portobello’s was doing something nice. Sharing the story of an employee who risked his own life to rescue neighbor children from a […]


Supporting Congenital Heart Defect Research and the Saving tiny Hearts Society

Last month, I had the honor of speaking at the Saving tiny Hearts Society Gala.  StHS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for congenital heart disease research, something extremely important to me. I had an amazing evening, and got to meet some personal CHD heroes like Tom Riles and Paul Cardall. I cannot […]