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Hans & Franz

Posted on January 14 2015

Hans & Franz
We are raising money for Team Hans & Franz for the 2015 Congenital Heart Walk. All funds raised will be put towards our team total that will be donated to The Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children's Heart Foundation.

Team Hans and Franz is in honor of my twins, Andrew & Colin, who had the nicknames of Hans & Franz when they were in the womb. At 20 weeks gestation, Andrew was diagnosed with a slight coarchtation of aorta and a bicusip aortic valve and Colin was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. While Andrew has been lucky enough to not need a repair, he will continue to be monitored yearly. Andrew is a very active little boy and loves to play with his cars, especially Mater and Lightening Mc Queen! Colin had his full repair on April 12, 2013. Unfortunatly some unforseen circumstances led to another open heart surgery on May 17, 2013. He has since had two heart catheterizations and continues to be monitored quarterly. Colin is our wild child. He loves to climb on everything in the house, especially furniture he knows he shouldn't be on, all while yelling "down!". He definitely keeps us on our toes!

We can't thank Dr. Spray, Dr. Natarajan, Dr. Rome, Dr. Corcoran and all the wonderful staff at CHOP, enough for all of their hard work and dedication to giving Colin, Andrew and all the other heart warriors out there, the best life possible.

We are excited to be participating in the walk again this year and hope to beat our fundraising total last year of $4,500. The money raised will go towards life saving research that will hopefully help Andrew & Colin live long, healthy and awesome lives!

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