• Heart Hero- Leilani Lahey

    Leilani was born a healthy 6 lb little girl. Little did we know that 5 months later, our lives would be turned upside down. Leilani started getting sick, and after a long week and a few doctor’s appointments, with her only getting worse, we took her to the ER. They did a chest x-ray and […]

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  • The Story of Dylan’s Dragon

    Dylan’s Dragon – Dylan Mark Hooper, son of cofounder Melissa Hooper, was born on June 1, 2005 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and had 3 open heart surgeries, on June 9, 2005, October 27, 2005, and March 5, 2008.  Dylan survived a cardiac arrest on December 26, 2005 and spent approximately 270 days (around 9 […]

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  • Help-A-Heart Video

    [yt4wp-video video_id=”gaZz3ywuKzI”] Many families have been touched by Help-A-Heart.  Check out our video that features the co-founders, Emily Graber and Melissa Hooper, and the reason they founded Help-A-Heart.  Our mission is to share love by providing emotional and financial support for Iowa families affected by congenital heart disease.

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  • Shop to Donate – Amazon Smile

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Help-A-Heart every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Help-A-Heart. […]

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  • Heart Hero- Kellan Wallenburg

    Kellan Wallenburg is a 16-month-old ball of energy and is curious about everything. But he hasn’t always been that way. Kellan was born with a heart defect and damaged lungs. Watch his whole story on KCCI.

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