Welcome to Melissa Preston's Fundraising Page!
Thank you for visiting my Walk for 1 in 100 personal fundraising page. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to support my fundraising efforts on behalf of the Adult Congenital Heart Association. All funds raised benefit CHD research and programs. I appreciate your support!
In 1983, when I was just a few hours old, I was rushed to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia because I was blue. I was diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and a ventricular septal defect. I was ill most of my first year of life, and I was in and out of the hospital constantly. I lived a pretty normal life with only a few bumps along the way. When I hit 30, I started having artial Flutter issues and had to be cardio verted in the ER several times. I went on to have a few different procedures to close the a leak in my baffle. I just recently got back on the one year club and hope that trend continues.
Without research many of my procudures would of been full Open Heart's. Without the ACHA community I wouldn't of found people that understand me and help me deal with my PTSD from living with CHD.
This year I teamed up to create an Adult CHD team with a few of my amazing zipper sisters.
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