When David and Megan Cosby lost their six-month-old daughter, Ellis Ann, to dilated cardiomyopathy, they turned to the Childrens Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) for answers to the many questions they had about Ellis' heart condition.
The Cosbys were connected to CCF Medical Advisor, Dr. Wendy Chung of Columbia University Medical Center who consulted with them on their genetic testing results.
"When Dr. Chung said none of Ellis Ann's results were 'significant', we were able to take a deep breath knowing that, more than likely, the cause was not genetic," said Megan.
Dr. Chung educated the Cosbys about cardiomyopathy and reassured them that the doctors in their hometown could monitor and provide ongoing care for their two other daughters, Harper and Mae Wells.
Today, the Cosbys are devoted to raising awareness of pediatric cardiomyopathy and have pledged their life-long support for CCF.
You can make a life-long impact too. With your support, the Childrens Cardiomyopathy Foundation can continue connecting families like the Cosbys to medical professionals who specialize in cardiomyopathy.
Here's how you can help:
|||$100 provides a month of online support|
|||$50 funds our physician-led webinars and Q&A sessions|
|||$25 supports the development of educational fact sheets|
Give today and help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to fund support services and educational resources for families affected by pediatric cardiomyopathy.
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