Mended Little Hearts is a program of the Mended Hearts Inc., a non-profit, volunteer-based organization providing hope, help and healing to heart patients and their families since 1951.
The Mended Little Hearts program works nationally and in communities to support children with congenital heart defects and their families.
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.
Mended Little Hearts is a program of the Mended Hearts, Inc. Mended Hearts has been providing hope and support to heart patients and their families since 1951, when four heart patients in Boston, Massachusetts came together to discuss their heart surgery experiences. They quickly realized their shared stories provided both hope and healing in spite of their circumstances. In 2004, Mended Hearts local and national leader, Tita Hutchens, recognized the unique need for children with congenital heart defects and their families. The earnest desire to provide support to the “littlest heart patients of all” led to the formation of the first two Mended Little Hearts groups – one in Fresno, California and one in Hollywood, Florida.
River and I found Mended Little Hearts when she was 6 months old. I only wish I had found it sooner!! We’ve been a part of our local chapter ever since. I can’t say enough good things about the people that are in this organization and what they do for the families that need them.
If you have a heart-baby and are looking to find others like yourselves, please use their connecting services to find local groups and families that you can reach out to.
Jamie’s Heart Foundation is another local charity aimed at helping families in need, they also help support our local chapter of MLH and we are very grateful for their efforts and support!