Lauren’s Story: At 2 months old, our daughter Lauren was diagnosed with 3 congenital heart defects (1 VSD and 1 PDA). At 7 months of age both of her VSDs closed, but her PDA remained. When she was 2 1/2 years old she had a cardiac catheterization to close her PDA. Her three CHDs are now closed, but she is still being followed by her cardiologist due to left ventricular non-compaction syndrome. She receives yearly echo’s of her heart to monitor this. We are forever grateful for the amazing care she has received at the Congenital Heart Center at OSF, and would love for you to come along side of us as we raise money and awareness for this special cause that is dear to our hearts.