This petition is dedicated to the memory of every adult or child who lost their life to Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).
1 out of 85 babies in the United States of America are born with CHD. **Correction by Dr. Diana Bernshausen of Euless, TX**
Every 15 minutes one of those children pass away from CHD.
1/2 of all CHD babies do not make it to their 1st birthday!!
Congenital Heart Defects are present at birth, and can involve malformations of the heart, valves, arteries, and any other part of the heart/lung area. Congential Heart Defects are not usually discovered until the child shows physical signs or it's too late.
Most pregnant woman are not even told about CHD by their doctors.
This petition was started so that someone in the United States Media would take note and help some of these families and survivors start telling their stories.
Whether it be in television interviews, pubishing or book deals, movies about CHD, or newspaper articles the people of the United States of America have a right to know about the most deadly defect in their country!!
We, the undersigned, call on the Media in the United States of America to begin taking action to promote the need for awareness of Congenital Heart Defects.
We, the undersigned call on the Media in the United States of America to begin to produce films, books, articles, and other material related to Congenital Heart Defect Survivor stories, Congenital Heart Defect Family Stories, Congenital Heart Defect stories about those who have lost their fight to this disease, and Congenital Heart Defect Statistics and Research.
The Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Media Awareness petition to Any Media Source was written by Erin Marie Grimm and is in the category Health at GoPetition.