The Early Special at the Funky Heart Cafe

Let me remind you about two events that you want to be a part of if you live in the Palmetto State: Heart Parents Justin and Shannon are going to be hosting a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Breakfast this Saturday (February 6, 2010) at the Fatz Cafe on Broad River Road in Irmo, South Carolina. If you aren’t from around here, just head for the center of the state: Irmo is a suburb of our capital city, Columbia. The breakfast starts at 7:30 AM and continues until 10:30 AM, and for $7.00 you can get Pancakes (Butter and Syrup will be available, but remember, the arteries that get clogged will be yours!) Sausage, Fruit, and a beverage. And your $7.00 will go to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for CHD research! Their son Derrick is recovering from heart surgery (Less than 3 weeks ago!) but he says that he will make an appearance if his busy schedule allows. Hey, he’s lost some important “Kid Time” during his hospital stays, he’s still trying to catch up! Derrick is also a coin-carrying member of the Funky Heart team; ask him nicely and he might show it to you.

Once you have eaten so much that you need a hand getting to your car, drive over to The Inn at USC for the Palmetto Hearts CHD Conference! The Inn at USC is located at 1619 Pendelton Street, which is downtown. You could use a good walk after that big breakfast you just ate, but Fatz Cafe and The Inn are too far apart. Park up the street and walk the rest of the way.

The CHD Conference starts at 1:00 PM and lasts until 5:00. Featured will be several doctors from MUSC and Kim Russell, an adult CHD Survivor and author of the book In a Heartbeat. I’ve met Kim; she’s a classy woman and a strong advocate for CHD Survivors.

It’s going to be two great events – and I can’t be at either one of them, due to previous obligations. So it’s up to you to go in my place!

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