According to the CDC over 40,000 babies are born yearly with congenital heart disease. Many of these infants require life saving surgery in the first month of life. Most of the infants remain hospitalized long after birth and some never make it home. This causes a huge financial and emotional strain on the families.
All proceeds go directly towards supporting the infants and families of those hospitalized with congenital heart disease.
I have created an Amazon wish list for your convenience with some of the common items that are needed on a regular basis. If you prefer this method of donation, the items will be sent to me and I will put together gift baskets and deliver them as needed.
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I am a pediatric cardiovascular intensive care nurse, currently working in one of the largest children’s hospitals in the nation, in Houston, Texas. With more than 10 years of nursing experience, I have spent much of my own paycheck giving back to those in need. I have been known to buy lunches for families to make sure they eat and buy clothes and toys for my infant patients. My passion is giving. I give with my whole heart and am now giving you the opportunity to do the same.
To provide comfort to the patients hospitalized with congenital heart disease and to support, comfort and encourage their family in whatever is needed at a given time.
My goal for donations is to provide basic day to day support for families in need and for patients without the essentials. I would like to be able to cover the cost of parking for parents whose infant just had surgery or a meal for a mother who hasn’t left the bedside of her infant in the ICU. I am also open to accepting items for personal hygiene and nice toiletries so that I can put together little gift baskets for parents that stay the night. Infants often need swaddle blanket, socks, hats, and infant toys.
Follow me and I’ll add stories and cool tid-bits about some of the life saving surgeries and treatments we can do for these special heart babies!