Sunday, November 7, 2010


This morning, we woke early and headed out for the Inaugural Congenital Heart Walk in Tempe, Arizona. I was truly touched by all of the supporters that came out in their Team Zoe shirts. We felt so loved. Tears crept in more than once, just seeing all of the support and feeling the love for our family. It is truly amazing how many lives one tiny heart can touch.

We managed to get a TEAM ZOE photo before the race. Thanks, Brent!

Then, I ran around like a crazy heart mom, taking photos and chatting with Zoe's fans.

Aside from walking for Zoe, I also wanted to walk in memory of several CHD warriors whose lives have touched mine. Some of whom I never met, but have grown to love through their mommas. Today, we walked for your fighters who were taken from us too soon.

The weather was perfect this morning. We had a wonderful time and met some local heart families and their warriors. For those of you who weren't able to join us this morning, these pictures are for you.

(These cuties made their own Team Zoe shirts!)

(Loved this!)

(Some team members ran the 5k)

(My dad and his man-crush, Aaron Boone, Adult CHDer and former MLB player.)

(Team Zoe's t-shirt design team. Thanks Joel!)

Team Zoe represented well and we were given awards for our efforts.

Thank you, all of you, who made today a very special day for the Lihn Family.

When we arrived home, Zoe was smiling, as always...


  1. Thank you for posting the pictures, Chris, Kaydee and I wanted to be there so badly, but we were in spirit for sure. :) Kaydee sends her smiles and hugs to Emmy and Zoe. What a good big sister Emmy is! :) Hope to see you soon,


  2. Looks like you had a great time at the walk. I think it is wonderful that you honored all of the other little ones too.