In 2010, the Help-A-Heart Support Group was founded.  Wendy Meyer wanted to expand Help-A-Heart’s mission and had a passion to create a safe place for families of children with congenital heart defects to share their stories, connect with families, and get emotional support.  Our support group has brought in special speakers, including pediatric doctors and staff.  The Help-A-Heart Support Group started out with about 5 families.  We have supported 400+ IOWA CHD FAMILIES! Due to COVID we now have virtual and in person meetings.  Some of our social gatherings have included Iowa Wolves Games, Mom’s Night Out, Dreamnight at the Zoo, Summer Potluck, Aquatic Center Outing, Pumpkin Patch Outing and Retreats!

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If your child has an upcoming Cath or surgery, please fill out the form below so we can provide a meal for you.