CHD Awareness Month~Heart on the Hill

Tanner and I kicked off CHD Awareness Month by wearing RED!
Some of my beautiful Heart Moms and I went to the State Capitol today in support of a house bill that if passed, it will be mandatory to perform a pulse-ox test on every new born within the first 24 to 48 hours of life in the state of Utah to help catch Critical Congenital Heart Defects.
All of us made flyers about our Heart Babies and why we support this bill.
This bill has already been passed in some states and it would be amazing when it passes here!
Pulse-ox testing is regular practice at only 10% of hospitals in Utah. That means 1,000's of babies are not having this done and may be going home with life-threatening conditions.

Rep. Paul Ray is who is backing this bill. He is a wonderful man and is also a CHD survivor! He was born with Aortic Stenosis.

We went to committee with Rep. Paul Ray and the bill passed... unanimously! Afterwards, Rep. Ray said that a big part of it passing was that there were all of us Heart Moms and kids sitting right on the front row.
It was a great day!

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