I’m so happy to be sharing our story with you. I’m a faith filled momma to three wonderful children. As a parent to a special needs child, life can be challenging at times, so why not add more to my plate and help others! Avastrong Charity not only focuses on supporting and providing support to families suffering the effects of CHD, but is also there for people to look for guidance in their journeys. We plan to do this through care packages for all families staying in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. I’m so passionate about charities because they have personally touched my heart. Ava was born with a congenital heart defect that required open-heart surgery soon after birth. In her 2 years of life she has spent over 300 days in the hospital and has had over 23 surgeries for various things. To this day she is still dependent on extra oxygen and a feeding tube. This is unfortunately a very real thing in many CHD families. Through Avastrong Charity we are not only fighting for Ava, we are fighting for all children born with a CHD or special need.