Brave Hearts

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Benefiting CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

I'd like to invite you to join me in raising funds for an organization called the Brave Hearts. The Brave Hearts are a group of families who have joined forces to make a difference for those facing a pediatric heart condition. Along with the special team of professionals at Norton Children's Hospital, they provide support for families, a special camp for patients to attend for free, as well as support for the hospital.

 

Will you please give from your heart to help support Brave Hearts? A gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will help us support families, send kids to camp and build a special intensive care unit at Norton Children's Hospital for heart patients like the Brave Hearts.

 

BRAVE HEARTS... Friends, Fun and a future for pediatric heart patients

 

New FRIENDS:

The Brave Hearts is a support group of local families united by their children’s fight for life after being born with a complex congenital heart defect that required heart surgery. These children many times have endured multiple heart surgeries, heart transplants and other related medical issues. 

For the parents of these children, learning their babies had a serious heart defect that required surgery was one of the scariest things to go though. As a team, these parents wish to provide support for other families navigating this uncertain path. The Brave Hearts are here, because we have been there. Contact the support group at bravehearts@nortonhealthcare.org.

 

Have FUN

Being average doesn’t seem like much to strive for, yet it can mean everything for children who yearn to do things in a regular kid way.  Camp Brave Hearts gives these children that chance during a week at camp. Children ages 6-16 who have congenital heart disease, who have undergone heart surgery, or who require medical treatment for heart disease get to experience summer camp as it was meant to be—the adventure of a lifetime!

 

Our FUTURE:

Caring for the medical needs of a child with a congenital heart defect requires a specialized team of professionals – a team that exists at Norton Children’s Hospital. As medical advances are made in the field, our local doctors must adapt.

 

One need for the medical team at Norton Children’s Hospital right now is an ICU designated for heart patients. Over the next five years our fundraising goal is to contribute $100,000 toward the goal of establishing an ICU at Norton Children’s Hospital designated just for heart patients.

 

Please Join Us!