• Kennedy Ren Forsythe – Part 4 ~ Support Network

    October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month.  Unfortunately, many of our heart families walk this impossible road.  Help-A-Heart wanted to share the story of one of our heart angel families this month to help raise awareness.  Thank you to Nate & Emily Forsythe for writing & sharing the story of their precious daughter, Kennedy […]

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  • Kennedy Ren Forsythe – Part 3 ~ Hospital

    October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month.  Unfortunately, many of our heart families walk this impossible road.  Help-A-Heart wanted to share the story of one of our heart angel families this month to help raise awareness.  Thank you to Nate & Emily Forsythe for writing & sharing the story of their precious daughter, Kennedy […]

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  • Kennedy Ren Forsythe – Part 2 ~ Diagnosis

    October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month.  Unfortunately, many of our heart families walk this impossible road.  Help-A-Heart wanted to share the story of one of our heart angel families this month to help raise awareness.  Thank you to Nate & Emily Forsythe for writing & sharing the story of their precious daughter, Kennedy […]

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  • Kennedy Ren Forsythe – Part 1 ~ The Beginning

    October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month.  Unfortunately, many of our heart families walk this impossible road.  Help-A-Heart wanted to share the story of one of our heart angel families this month to help raise awareness.  Thank you to Nate & Emily Forsythe for writing & sharing the story of their precious daughter, Kennedy […]

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  • October ~ Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

    October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Unfortunately, this is a road many of our heart families are forced to walk.  Our co-founder, Melissa Hooper, lost her son Dylan on June 30, 2008, at the age of 3.  Because of her personal experience, we started the annual Dylan’s Dragon Walk as an event to […]

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  • 2018 Superhero Heart Run Ambassador ~ Zion Svoboda

    Zion was born 11/26/14 with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). He was undiagnosed until 2 weeks after birth. It’s no surprise that when these things happen, you are in shock. We were feeling all sorts of worry and stress, fear and anxiousness. Not too long after we put word out about Zion’s heart, we were contacted […]

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  • It’s Not How Fast You Run That Makes the Race Good, It’s the Love Along the Way

    written by Shannon Boyd, Hudson’s mom (originally posted on Heart Heroes‘ blog, reposted with permission) That’s me, the mom crouched down on the bottom left with the headband.  That’s my kid, Hudson, running.  We went to the Des Moines Superhero Heart Run last year, hoping he would like being surrounded by other kids with special hearts.  Or […]

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  • Help-A-Heart’s 13th Annual ‘Celebration of Life’ Dinner & Silent Auction

    Dear Help-A-Heart Supporter, We are less than a week away from Help-A-Heart’s 13th Annual ‘Celebration of Life’ Dinner & Silent Auction! As promised, attached you will find the listing of auction items that will be available on Monday, June 25, at the event. If you are unable to attend the event, you can email auction […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Emily Graber

    Dear Me, There are days that you will never, ever forget. Today was one of those days.  Today will forever be a before and an after for you.  You sat in a doctor’s office and heard the words ‘congenital heart defect’ and your unborn child in the same sentence.  You fought tears as you tried to […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Tiffany Corey (CHD Adult)

    Dear Younger me, I have so many things I’d like to tell you and I honestly don’t know where to start. You were born with a congenital heart defect. That much you know. Heart problems, I am sorry to say, will continue to always be a part of your life. Medications, doctors’ offices, all of […]

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