I told you Sunday that this week, February 7-14, is CHD Awareness week. What does this mean to you and to me?
It means we have a responsibility to share Cora's Story with the people we know so that CHD will not go undetected any longer!
Did you know that congenital heart disease is the #1 birth defect?
Did you know that a simple, non-invasive test can detect congenital heart disease?
WHY, then, are hospitals not performing this test on newborns? Because it's not mandatory. Your doctor may do the test at your first well-baby visit, but that may be too late.
There are multiple means of diagnosing CHD, and Kristine and Cora are encouraging all to have a Pulse Oximetry test done. Until the pulse ox tests are mandatory, mothers and fathers should ask for their baby to have this test done between 24-48 hours after birth.
Do you feel like you've learned something new? Because that is the point. To educate. To make people aware.
Now go tell someone.
BUT, since you're here, I figured I'd give you something. I am so thankful to the sponsors of the giveaways here this week, and I encourage you to visit their websites/Etsy stores, and support those who support Kristine and Cora.
There are many ways to enter each giveaway this week. Those will be listed below. However, I also want to let you know that for every entry in every contest this week, up to 200 comments, OnceUponACline.com will donate $.50/comment (quick math = $100!) to Cora's family. So now you really have pressure to enter these contests. Everyone wins!
Today, you have the opportunity to win a beautiful necklace donated by Lynn from Shabby Chic Designs! The 3/4" heart has been hammered and shaped, with a sterling puffed heart charm and an opaque pink stone, which adds to the beauty of this necklace. The necklace comes with a 16" fine sterling chain. You guys, it is beautiful!
Please leave a comment for each entry. Not only does this encourage your odds of winning, it means I give away more money.
1. Visit Cora's page, and then tell me something you learned about CHD. Anything. Leave a comment.
2. Follow my blog. Leave a comment.
3. Follow Cora's Story. Leave a comment.
4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment.
5. Follow Kristine on Twitter. Leave a comment.
6. Tell your Twitter followers about this giveaway by tweeting:
Win a beautiful sterling heart necklace from @nataliejanette to support #Cora http://tinyurl.com/ykhngqz.
Leave a comment.
7. Become a fan of Cora's Story on Facebook. Leave a comment.
8. Become a fan of Shabby Chic Designs on Facebook. Leave a comment.
*At this time, there is not a way to enter from Facebook. So come on over here, and leave an annonymous comment if you don't want to register with Blogger. Just leave an email address in your comment. Easy, no??
**I was not compensated for this giveaway. No way.
***Contest open to US residents only. Contest ends Saturday, 2/13, at 9pm, CST. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. Please make sure you leave an email address in your comment if you are not logged into a good account.
****I am holding this giveaway because Kristine is my friend and I care about her and about you. Please tell the people in your life about CHD so that no other parent has to learn about it when it's too late. I'm not asking you to follow my blog or my twitter so that I get more followers. It's an easy way for you to make me pay up. That's all.