Why Heart Walks Matter: Meet McKenah Biro

Every year, the American Heart Association collaborates with local communities to plan over 200 heart walks nationwide. These heart walks not only help build a sense of community, but they also are instrumental in raising funds for heart health research to save lives from the country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.This week, we had the fortunate opportunity to get in touch with a special young girl who has benefited from heart health efforts like these annual heart walks.


Meet McKenah Biro, a brave and energetic 10-year-old girl with Hypoplastic Right Heart. She is one of many children to be born with a heart condition. In fact, almost one in one hundred babies in the U.S. is born with a heart problem, like a congenital heart defect or disease. Biro was one of many who received care from the Fetal Heart Program at the Children’s Hospital’s Herma Heart Center.

Today, McKenah and her mother Stephanie shared their story of living with a congential heart defect on Good Day Wisconsin. Watch the video to hear their story and to learn how MOCAheart and heart walks have made a world of difference in their lives.

The Biro family will take part in the 2015 Fox Cities Heart Walk on Saturday, October 10th at Fox Valley Technical College. You can support the Biros in their walk and fundraising efforts on McKenah’s donation page.

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