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A Heart-Changing Experience

Arista Roesch Staff Writer                 February, as many know, is the month of Valentine’s Day. But what sometimes goes without notice, is that February 7th through the 14th is Congenital Heart Defect awareness week. According to, one of the main hosts of CHD awareness, “Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide.”                 In the U.S. alone, 1.8 million families are affected by CHD, and yet there is very little funding or support for those…

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Congenital Heart Walk of Greater Cincinnati

By Maraya Wahl Staff Writer  On September 21, groups of families joined in Eden Park of Cincinnati and walked a mile around Mirror Lake to raise awareness and funds to fight congenital heart disease (CHD).  Many families have been personally affected by this disease, and it is a cause near and dear to their hearts.  The Walk is joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation, and it is available in nearly 30 communities around the United States.   Congenital Heart Disease is an abnormality…

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Be aware, show you care

Stephanie Thompson Staff Writer The week of September 10th through September 16th people across the country bound together for National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is preventable, yet daily in the U.S., people are taking their own lives because they and the people around them aren’t aware of a problem.  Facebook, Twitter and other news feeds posted relative content that has touched hearts everywhere. The hope is that after spreading awareness, people will be able to help in some way or another, whether it’s supporting a friend who has thought about…

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