Lauren's Personal Fundraising Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I am participating in the Congenital Heart Walk to support the mission of The Children's Heart Foundation: to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects by funding the most promising research.

My daughter Emily, was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) in utero at 24 weeks. Our journey from there has been full of ups and downs but thankfully Emily is 4 and doing amazing. She has had 3 open heart surgeries and 5 cardiac cath lab procedures.

There is no cure for Emily's CHD only the set of three palliative care surgeries to hopefully give her a long, happy life. In May 2021, she underwent her third planned surgery, the Fontan. While this is exciting to think most major surgeries are behind us (hopefully) it’s also a little bit scary to think if she needs further intervention a heart transplant may be our only option. We are trying to change that by raising money for The Children's Heart Foundation to increase research for more options not only for Emily’s future but also for all kiddos with CHDs!

We hope you will join us on October 29th for the walk! Please consider joining our team and/or making a donation. No donation is too small; even $5 helps! Without donations and research these surgical options would not have been available to my Emily. Thank you for joining our team and donating to this life saving organization.

I hope you'll join me by supporting my fundraising efforts as I work to raise funds for life-saving research.

My Badges

View All Event Badges





of your goal reached

My Supporters

  • Patty November 2023 $500.00
  • Dana October 2023 $103.00
  • Kristin October 2023 $309.00
  • Molly From Kennedy & Quinn’s Nana, Jenny! Way to go Emily! October 2023 $100.00
  • Ellen So proud of Emily Simon ! ❤️ October 2023 $50.00
  • Patty November 2023 $500.00
  • Lore & Company October 2023 $500.00
  • Kristin October 2023 $309.00
  • david Emily, you are our hero!!! October 2023 $257.50
  • BARBARA October 2023 $257.50