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  • Spark the Spirit

    Help us win $5,000! Help-A-Heart is honored to be nominated for Veridian Credit Union‘s (Des Moines metro area) Spark the Spirit award for 2019! Veridian is donating $5,000 to the charity that receives the most votes. Thanks to Andrea Hudnut & Faith Elizabeth Smythe for nominating Help-A-Heart! -$5,000 will help 13 families facing

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  • In Memory of Jonathan Lockie 3.16.11-9.12.13

    I’ve always loved a good story.  My kids do, too.  Especially Jonathan. I remember the first time I got to hold Jonathan.  I can’t pinpoint those early moments quite as clearly with his siblings, but I clearly remember holding Jonathan.  It was days after he was born, just before his

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  • 6th Annual Superhero Heart Run – 2019

    The Des Moines Superhero Heart Run is BACK and we are ready to “Save the Day for #CongenitalHeartDefects“! Join forces with Help-A-Heart & Heart Heroes on Sunday, October 13 at Raccoon River Park Softball Complex (Coneflower Shelters) from 12-4 PM as we walk, run & FLY for those impacted by

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  • 2019 Superhero Heart Run Ambassador – Charlie Strand

    Charlie’s Journey – The Best is Yet to Come…. Written by Staci Strand, Charlie’s mother Sometimes the simplest of sayings, while you may not know it at the time, have different meanings each time it is brought into focus.  There’s a lot packed into a simple phrase like, The Best

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  • In Memory of Milena Vanderflugt- 9.2.16 – 4.10.17

    Your precious little feet, little hands, beautiful face, and fighting spirit…. our sweet Milena, you will be in our hearts forever. “There is something wrong with your baby’s heart. You need to deliver the baby today.” I was in the doctor’s office for my 36 week check up and waited

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