Lauren Elise Memorial Foundation's mission is to support awareness, research, diagnosis, and treatment of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) in children, and to provide for the care and well being of children affected with CHD and their families.
Lauren's legacy will live forever in the lives of all of those whom she touched in her three-plus years on this earth. We are dedicated to enriching her legacy by sharing her story of love and courage, and by stepping up to help lead the fight against congenital heart defects. It is our sincere hope that nobody ever has to go through what we've been through, losing a child to CHD. Yet, we understand that there are others who have, and will be faced with such a fate. Hope alone will not help. It will not do anything to actually impact outcomes for other beautiful children like our precious Lauren, and Moms and Dads like us. This is our motivation, but we can't do it alone.
LEMF takes seriously the responsibility to identify organizations who are effectively raising awareness, as well as those who are funding and performing vital research to advance technologies and methodologies related to early diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, we aim to support facilities providing critical care and treatment to CHD kids and their families. When your child is put in someone else's hands, there is not a more frightening or helpless feeling as a parent. We've lived this experience, and want to recognize that there are many wonderful people who did a lot to help our daughter and our family through these times.
The Lauren Elise Memorial Foundation website includes all the information you need to help us in our fight against congenital heart defects. There are many opportunities for you to help including sponsorship, donations, or attending an event. You can also contact us with questions, or for more information. No matter how big or small, we need your help in this fight!