• 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 #CHD. Proceeds raised from this […]

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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 is Yet to Come.   […]

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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 to hear the ultra sound […]

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  • Kendra Scott Fundraiser

    We are so excited that Kendra Scott is giving 20% of their sales back to Help-A-Heart on Thursday, August 29 from 5:30-8:30 PM! Their address is 101 Jordan Creek Pkwy, #11110 in West Des Moines at the Jordan Creek Mall. Can’t make it to the event, NO PROBLEM! Phone orders will be accepted as well! […]

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  • Thank You for your AMAZING Support!

    We feel truly blessed & incredibly grateful by the amount of support shown to our organization Monday night at our 14th Annual Celebration Of Life Dinner & Silent Auction. We are so excited to share that it was another RECORD BREAKING year! We raised over $22,000 and had over 400 people come help us celebrate […]

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  • 2019 Auction Ambassador – Jameson Heidesch

    Meet Jameson! During the holiday season 2017, our full-term baby boy kept us on pins and needles all winter and into the spring, living in the hospital. In utero, we knew about a VSD, but doctors were not concerned and said the VSD closed. After Jameson was born, our lives were stripped away from us when […]

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  • 14th Annual Celebration of Life Dinner & Silent Auction ~ LISTING INCLUDED

    Dear Help-A-Heart Supporter, We are just under a week away from Help-A-Heart’s 14th Annual ‘Celebration of Life’ Dinner & Silent Auction! As promised, attached below you will find the listing of auction items that will be available on Monday, June 24th, at the event. If you are unable to attend the event, you can email […]

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  • Heart Mom- Shannon Boyd

    “It’s going to be okay”, my husband said, at some point early in our journey with our son, who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome.   I stared at him in disbelief. “ It is NEVER going to be okay”, I said through clenched teeth. “It is not going to be okay if he dies, and it’s […]

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  • In Memory of Mara Ann Webb – 10.20.15-11.11.15

    Mara Ann Webb October 20- November 11, 2015 Mara was born October 20, 2015 at 32 weeks after a fairly normal pregnancy. Just like her brothers, she had lots of black hair and she was born early. Since I had previous preterm babies, I had extra ultrasounds and everything appeared to be normal. Being premature […]

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  • 30 Days of Thanks ~ Scheel’s

    During the month of November 2018, Help-A-Heart put the spotlight on various ways people support and donate to our organization throughout the year.  Obviously, attending one of our annual fundraisers–the Celebration of Life Dinner & Silent Auction in June & the Superhero Heart Run in October–are two big ways you can further our cause!  We […]

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