The Babies Heart Fund Endurance Challenge
Nothing is scarier than finding out that your newborn child needs open heart surgery. Lorenzo Sargenti learned just that when his daughter, Charlotte, was born with a severe congenital heart defect. Fortunately, thanks to the incredible work of the team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Charlotte’s surgery was a success, and she’s able to live a normal life.
During this experience, Lorenzo learned that Charlotte’s condition wasn’t all that rare. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect, impacting nearly 40,000 newborns each year. That’s why Lorenzo and his family started supporting the Babies Heart Fund at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. They know that their support – and yours – will fund research that will bring hope to families dealing with heart defects and, more importantly, give more babies a chance to live long, healthy lives. Learn more about the campaign here.