In honor of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness day, aka Valentines day

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Registered: 01-26-2002
In honor of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness day, aka Valentines day
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 11:41am

In honor of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness day, aka Valentines day.

this poem was written by a mom of a child born with Tetralogy of Fallot
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Valentines Day is celebrated with hearts of every kind,
There's paper hearts and chocolate hearts
and hearts that speak our minds.
... It is a day to express our love from deep inside our soul,
To acknowledge loved ones in our life and let our feelings show.
Now this day will be special in yet another way,
It's been proclaimed, in our Country, CHD Awareness Day.
On this day we will honor those born with their hearts broken,
The world will know of their plight, our silent thoughts now spoken.
We will remember loved ones, lost to CHD.
In our souls and in our hearts, forever they will be.
To those who continue to fight each day we are filled with admiration,
Your courage, faith and love for life deserve this celebration.
We also want to recognize, honor and give praise,
To those who keep our hopes alive with their kind and caring ways.
The nurses, doctors, and researchers are part of this day too,
For the many hearts that still beat on, we give our thanks to you.
A day of hearts it truly is. Hearts of red and gold.
Now add to it a brand new symbol, another heart to hold.
Please remember on this day, those with hearts not perfect,
And everyone who loves someone, with a congenital heart defect.

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I give thanks on this day to all the wonderful people who give of themselves to help our kids live happy, healthy, heartful lives, and to the children and adults living with CHD, you inspire me so much, you are my heroes.

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-29-2002
Thanks for posting this.