We ride for my son Oscar who will be 1 in March!  After 2 heart surgeries I have to say he is the strongest and bravest little man I know with the biggest heart.  

 Our brave little heart warrior underwent his first surgery at 5 weeks old, by Dr. Fuller at CHOP, to help fix his heart.  
We are so lucky to have CHOP in our backyard, CHOP diagnosed our sweet boy during a fetal echocardiogram at 21 weeks.  They then closely followed his little fetal heart until he was born at the CHOP Special Delivery Unit.

Our family would like to help raise money for cardiac research for Oscar and all other children born with a congenital heart disease.  Please consider donating toward our team, or even better, joining our team - Ozzie’s Crazy Train Riders!  

Help Support Big Breakthroughs for Little Hearts!

I am raising money to support innovative cardiac research for kids at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). With your help, we can better understand the causes of pediatric heart disease, develop new treatments, improve long-term outcomes and offer new hope to families who need it most.

Why I Ride

  • Little hearts need us:  The world slowed down, but parents are still hearing the words “your child has congenital heart disease.” Yet 1 in every 120 babies born in the United States are diagnosed with congenital heart disease.
  • Together, we’ll create a breakthrough for every child: "I can’t think of anything more important than taking a child who has a fatal heart disease and getting them through to live to be a grandparent," says Matthew Gillespie, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at CHOP. "We have in recent years made incredible, important breakthroughs that nobody else has had in some of the most important issues affecting our patients. We really need the support of philanthropy to make that possible."

How You Can Help

By donating and helping us support little hearts through groundbreaking and innovative research and care here at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“From the bottom of all the hearts we touch, from the bottom of all the hearts we work on, from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you.”
 — Stephanie Fuller, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon