Kiran and I were just chatting about his upcoming birthday. I can’t believe he will be one in just one short month!
For those who know Kiran, he is a very social kid. I am not sure who he gets this from. In any rate, he really hopes a lot of his friends and family will join him two days after his birthday to walk (or run) in the Superhero Heart Run in Des Moines, October 23rd.
There is a $25 registration fee. Directly from the website: “Proceeds raised from this event will be utilized to provide support, education, research and create awareness for CHD, the most common birth defect worldwide. Families in Iowa will benefit directly through the programs and services provided by Help-A-Heart and Heart Heroes, Inc.”
It is because of events like this and generous people supporting these worthy causes that Kiran was able to have such a successful surgery and recovery process. But he is not cured. There is still no cure for CHD, and there is a great need for more research and greater awareness. It is one of the main reasons I write this blog (The other being, if I didn’t, I’d be in a psych ward somewhere right now. I am only slightly joking.)
If you are unable to join us for the walk (Be sure when you register to join Team Keen on Kiran!), we will also be fundraising for this great cause. You can contribute here:
Think of it as the best birthday gift you could give this sweet boy: