Kerri ODonnell

Team Captain Team T.O.rque 2018 Philly Spin-In

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Our son, Thomas, was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension when he was 1. Often, this is a terminal diagnosis but today, Thomas is getting ready to celebrate his 12th birthday! While there are challenges, we are forever grateful to CHOP and the Cardiac team!!

The time for breakthroughs is now. I am raising money to raise the spirits of our patients by supporting innovative cardiac research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Join me at a big workout to help little hearts!

Why I Ride

  • Little hearts need us:  Parents shouldn’t have to hear the words “your child has congenital heart disease.” Yet, more than one million babies are born each year 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 Can You Help

Donate and help us support the 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

 

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