February 3 2016

Day 3 – CHD Awareness Month

Today is the third day in my CHD Awareness campaign.

What is Acquired Heart Disease?What is Acquired Heart Disease?

Acquired heart disease develops later in childhood, usually through illness or infection.

Kawasaki disease and rheumatic fever are two of these acquired heart diseases and they are the two most common acquired heart diseases amongst children.





2016 Sweetheart Day Photo Challenge Day 3 - Inspires Me

2016 Sweetheart Day Photo Challenge

Day 3 – Inspires me…

This is a photo of a plaque that my grandmother gave me in high school.

It is a quote from Thoreau and reads “If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him keep step to the music which he hears.”

She gave it to me because I was struggling with who I was.  I have always been one of those people who never fitted in, I have always lived in worlds of dreams, (I believe in unicorns).  I have always been different, strange, weird, nerdy, and old-fashioned.  This quote suits me.

I believe it also suits all of the HeartKids and Heart Angels out there.  They physically hear and live to very different beats to the rest of us.  They live very different lives to ‘normal’ people – I think it suits them as well.

2016 HeartKids Awareness Photo Challenge Day 3 - Black & White2016 HeartKids Awareness Month Photo Challenge

Day 3 – Black and White

Finding a black and white image that I like was difficult in this world of vivid and extreme colours, but this is one of my favourites.

It was taken on the day of Bryce’s third birthday party, he was all dressed up to party with cool, spiked hair and a fancy shirt.  I sent him and his dad out with his grandparents to get some family photos done while I set up for his birthday party.

This was taken almost a year before his second open heart surgery in 2011.  I think it captures his spirit beautifully – handsome, funny, cool, eclectic (he likes bow ties!) and simply adorable.

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Posted 3 February 2016 by Kawani in category "Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

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