On Day Two of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, Bill and Amy Galvin share some thoughts about their son Ryan.
Ryan was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect even before he was born. Through the research the AHA has funded over the years, Ryan’s doctors have the expertise to have been able to provide an early diagnosis that has helped Ryan to manage his CHD. His pediatric cardiologist continues to monitor him and address some issues that have occurred.
Ryan and his journey with CHD are why we raise awareness about congenital heart defects. Ryan has been chosen by AHA to be the 2017 Heart Hero for the Capital Region Heart Walk. Join Ryan in promoting Congenital Heart Defect week, and join him at the Heart Walk on June 3rd at SUNY Albany.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.