February is all about heart. It's Heart Disease Awareness Month. This week is also Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. Governor Mead signed the proclamation Wednesday created by a family from Rawlins.
Three and a half year old Wyatt, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect when he was two years old. He wasn't expected to make it to age three, but Wyatt has defied the odds and is doing well.
This proclamation is just another step for his mother, Cameon, to raise awareness for this deadly defect that affects one out of every one hundred children.
"More children are affected by this birth defect than any other birth defects out there and it kills more children than all childhood cancers combined, yet it is significantly under funded. So that's why I'm trying to raise awareness. It is not preventable, but early detection will save actually a lot of lives," said Cameon Berkovitz.