• December Heart Hero – Calvin Kroeger

    Calvin was born on a warm fall day in September 2013. It was a very unremarkable pregnancy, and a rather unremarkable delivery. Everything seemed fine with our 9 lb. 14 oz. bundle of joy. He wasn’t eating right away, but no one seemed concerned. However, after 6 hours passed and he still wasn’t able to […]

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  • November Angel – 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 first open heart surgery.  He […]

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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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  • September Angel- 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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  • 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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  • May 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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  • April Angel- 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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  • January Angel- In Memory of Fisher Vaughn Anderson ~ 6.19.13-1.14.14

    I wonder why your hair was combed over like that and not in its usual mohawk…..but I can’t remember Had your Papa been here and smoothed it down like he often did because he thought your mohawk was ridiculous 😉 I wonder if this was really the last picture I took of you when you were […]

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  • 30 Days of Thanks ~ Naomi’s Lemonade Stand

    During the month of November, Help-A-Heart is putting 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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  • 30 Days of Thanks ~ Burp Cloths

    During the month of November, Help-A-Heart will be putting 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!  […]

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