Mended Little Hearts is a program of Mended Hearts, Inc. Mended Hearts has been supporting families and patients since 1951. In 2004, Mended Little Hearts was born.
Mended Little Hearts' mission:
“The Mended Little Hearts' mission is to provide hope and support to children, families and caregivers impacted by congenital heart defects in order to extend and improve quality of life.”
You can help Mended Little Hearts families by:
- Making a donation
- Providing items for care bags for families with children in the hospital
- Supporting the Congenital Heart Walks
- MLH Personal Fundraising Pages
- Sharing your photos
I have actually signed up to talk to or visit local families. I know that I would have loved that. Sitting in the hospital while Charlie was still in Cardiac ICU, I felt very alone and clueless about everything. No one should ever have to feel alone.
Mended Little Hearts has many chapters throughout the US. As a member (it's free), you can connect in-person, on the telephone, or on the internet. They offer many services such as: visiting programs, educational resources, and social events. These are amazing resources and I wish we had known about them when Charlie was a baby. The closest group to us is about an hour away. You can find out if there is a Mended Little Hearts group in your area. I'm looking into starting a group in Delaware.
You can stay connected to Mended Little Hearts on Facebook.
They are currently doing a Rock Your Scar contest through Instagram with #RockYourScar. Check out this awesome contest with all these little heroes! Contest ends 2/13/14
If you'd like, you can vote for my little rock star, Charlie.