Each year, about 35,000 newborns (one of every 125) are diagnosed with a congenital heart disease. According to the March of Dimes, congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, and the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths. For parents receiving their child’s diagnosis of pediatric congenital heart disease, the situation is complicated by a lack of information, resources and support for the surgeries and hospital visits that are to come.

 

Recent News

Being a Blessing by Trent Hamilton

29 Jul 2014 22:29:19 Z

As we speed into the holiday season, many of us take a few moments to think about those who are less fortunate or are in need.  During this time, some people volunteer their time at a shelter or soup kitchen, … Continue reading

Hope Made of Glass

29 Jul 2014 22:29:19 Z

My family participates in the CHD support group at Medical City Children’s Hospital, called Amazing Little Hearts. Our group meets each month to share stories, hear doctors and others speak about CHD topics, fellowship, and support each other. Occasionally, we … Continue reading

Finding our purpose

29 Jul 2014 22:29:19 Z

By Andrea Peters Over the past year I have come to realize that I’m questioning lots of things around Christianity and God. This is not because I doubt that God exists but because I feel it’s hard to see the good … Continue reading

CHD kids and School Special Services

29 Jul 2014 22:29:19 Z

Several people in our CHD support group have recently had questions about getting special services for the kids who are starting school this year. Specifically, we have been discussing the differences between Special Education services through the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading

Back to school with CHD kids

29 Jul 2014 22:29:19 Z

One of our topics this week was getting CHD kids ready or back to school.  With such wonderful responses and messages we though it would make a great stand alone entry for our blog for everyone’s benefit.  Here are some … Continue reading

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To share God’s love by providing education, support, connections, and innovation for the families of a child living with pediatric congenital heart disease—without boundaries of faith, culture, or economic standing.
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