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April 27, 2013

Local family at heart of new law


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The age of social media has made it easier for Clark to keep up with families going through similar circumstances. The accessibility of these families’ lives, made so easy through Facebook, also helps foster a sense of community among “Heart Moms” and their families. 
When Clark follows a journey of a little one with a CHD, she feels it as if it were her own.
“I cry like it’s my child because I’m so passionate about this,” said Clark. “I’ve been there. I know what the parents are going through.”
And Clark said Somerset has its own fair share of parents and families affected by the untimely passing of a child with a CHD. That led her to help co-host a fundraiser in February for the Children’s Heart Foundation. She said the event was a huge success, and she’s looking forward to planning another event next year. 
And by February of next year, Senate Bill 125 would have been in effect for more than a month. 
“It (the bill) will make a huge difference,” said Clark. 

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