Help-A-Heart has grown so much in the last 13 years and we saw a need to not only support the families that are continuing to fight the CHD battle but to those who have lost a child as well.  In 2017, we reached out to a few CHD angel moms and started a bereavement support group! Currently the support group meets quarterly in the Des Moines Metro for a few gatherings that include a coffee time, summer picnic, Dylan’s Dragon walk (honoring all the heart angels), and a time for making Christmas Ornaments in honor of their precious angels.   Whether you have lost a child several years ago to a CHD or just within the last day/week/month/year, our team would love to meet you, hear your story and walk with you during this difficult journey.  For more information and the 2020 schedule, please see below or contact the team at

2020 Heart Angel Support Group gatherings are as follows:

March 1 – Somewhere in the Middle Coffee Shop, Bondurant – Coffee & Conversation

July 26 –  Legion Park, West Des Moines- Summer Picnic

September 12 – Centennial Park, Waukee – Dylan’s Dragon Walk 

November – Location and date to TBD – Christmas Ornaments