Joyfully I Write

I am very fortunate.

For several years, I have been able to make a life by doing what I enjoy most – writing.

Winston Churchill said: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

My writing lets me give to a cause I support and have worked for – over 30 years…

Helping kids born with congenital heart disease (CHD).

Recently, I signed a check which will fund heart operations for 3 more little children with heart birth defects.

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What Causes Congenital Heart Defects?

Despite much research, in the majority of cases, Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) occur without any known cause. This is one reason the incidence has remained fairly constant at 7 to 8 cases per 1000 live births over decades, while other forms of heart disease have been declining in frequency.

We know the causes of some forms of congenital heart defects (CHD).

Environmental Insults

During pregnancy, some events are known to be associated with an increased risk for CHD.

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