Help Families With “CHD”
Thank you for your interest in wanting to know what the “Carson Jacob Foundation” is. About 40,000 children are born with heart defects each year making congenital heart defects (also known as CHD) the most common birth defect in the world.
What is a Congenital heart defect (CHD)
Congenital heart defects are structural problems with the heart present at birth. They result when a mishap occurs during heart development soon after conception and often before the mother is aware that she is pregnant.
CHD is the most common birth defect and is the number one cause of death from birth defects during the first year of life. Nearly twice as many children die from a CHD in the United States each year than from all forms of childhood cancers combined. Over 91,000 life years are lost each year in the United States due to CHD. Successful treatment requires highly specialized care. Charges for care exceed $2.2 billion for inpatient surgery alone, with an average cost per child ranging from 100,000 to 1 million dollars per surgery.
Severe CHD’s require extensive financial resources both in and out of the hospital. The “Carson Jacob Foundation” is a federally registered 501(c) 3 linked with the U of M Hospital in Michigan, solely non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. The foundation is a volunteer organization with no paid staff and is solely dedicated to helping families that have children with a CHD.
By supporting the “Carson Jacob Foundation”, you are helping children and their families through an enormous emotional and challenging trial of their young lives. Your financial support helps families with children affected by CHD while in the hospital, such as lodging, food, and travel expenses. Not only is this an excellent cause, but the foundation has very little overhead, so 100% of your donation (less production costs) goes directly to a child and their family. Furthermore, all services are funded solely by donations from private businesses and individuals like you.
Please consider helping a child and their family! Donations can be mailed in any dollar amount to:
Carson Jacob Foundation
9353 Hill Road
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