Around Town | Valencia 2-Year-Old Battles Rare Heart Condition
Like most toddlers, Jazmine Winning loves Elmo, Play-Doh and rough-housing with her two older brothers. But unlike others her age, she has already had two heart surgeries still has one more to go.
Statistics show that out of 1,000 births, at least 8 babies will have some form of a congenital heart disorder but only four out of one million babies are affected by Heterotaxy.
Someday, Jazmine will need a heart transplant. And in turn – a donor.
By participating in events like the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk at Bridgeport Park the family not only celebrates Jazmine but also strives to raise awareness for Heart Conditions.
About the Walk:
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk encourages healthy habits while raising funds to support the AHA’s mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, which remain the nation’s leading health threats.
More than 2,000 members of the Santa Clarita Valley community are expected to participate in the walk this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m., including heart disease and stroke survivors of all ages, families that have lost loved ones, and dozens of community, family and company teams that support the mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of more than 801,000 men, women and children every year. The Heart Walk is an annual tradition that brings the community together to raise awareness and critical funds to fight these diseases. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) believe that everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life. Life is Why the AHA/ASA is committed to the mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke, through cardiovascular research funding, patient care initiatives, health advocacy and community education. www.HeartWalkLA.org
The Heart Walk is supported by national sponsor Subway, My Heart. My Life. Platform sponsors Union Bank and Keck Medicine of USC, presenting sponsors UCLA and Huntington Hospital, and Santa Clarita sponsors Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, St. Jude Medical and Valencia Pipe Company.(c) 2016 SCVTV