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Mended Little Hearts of Bakersfield CHD Awareness Week 2012

February 14, 2012
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Mended Little Hearts of Bakersfield CHD Awareness Week 2012

Joy Byrom, the Coordinator for Mended Little Hearts of Bakersfield is pictured below with the display set up at a local health food store to raise CHD Awareness. They did a little bit of fundraising and met some new Heart Families. This is a great display and the perfect location for a fun afternoon CHD Awareness event. Thanks for sharing your event with us MLH of Bakersfield!    

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Haley: Heart Hero, Age 11

February 14, 2012
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Haley: Heart Hero, Age 11

Haley’s Mom writes… “Haley is 11 years old and is a heart patient.  She was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries with Reversed Coronary Formation.  She had three surgeries before she was 3 months old, countless catheterizations after which she required blood transfusions.  Today she has pulmonary stenosis, an aortic leak and her septum is opening.  Overall, she is very healthy.  I count my blessings every day.  I’m so glad to have found Mended Little Hearts here on the MS coast.  We’ve met a lot of wonderful families and made a lot of friends.”

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MLH of Winchester CHD Awareness Week and Announcements

February 10, 2012
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This is what is going on with our Winchester group, Thanks Megan for sharing! “There will be no February Meeting this month, as our local chapter is involved with several events going on this month. We are sponsoring a blood drive this Monday, February 13 from 10am-3pm at Jim Barnett Park. If you are able to volunteer your time to help with this event or are interested in donating, please contact Jenny Myers or Sara Northcraft if you are interested in helping with this event. We will also be participating in a Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, February 22nd from 7-8:30 pm at the Frederick County Public Schools Administration Building and the Valley Health Wellness Fair on Saturday, February 25th from 10am-6pm at the Apple Blossom Mall. If you are interested in helping at either of these events, please email Megan Setzer. Awareness events that we have going on right now during CHD Awareness Week:  Chick-fil-a Rutherfords Crossing/Pleasant Valley Road locations are handing out ‘I See Red’ CHD Awareness fliers, local business and group members have posted CHD Awareness signs, Moms Everyday is airing our MLH interviews in the morning on TV3 (http://www.momseveryday.com/winchester/health/Mended_Little_Hearts_of_Winchester_137099973.html). We have a few members who are […]

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Oregon CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

February 10, 2012
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Oregon CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

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North Carolina CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

February 9, 2012
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North Carolina CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

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Visalia, California CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

February 9, 2012
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Visalia, California CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

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New Jersey CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

February 9, 2012
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New Jersey CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

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I am a Heart Mom: Guest Post by Annie Brogan

February 8, 2012
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We would like to Welcome Annie Brogan, a Heart Mom and a new Featured Author. This is Annie’s first blog post with Mended Little Hearts and I think it is perfect for CHD Awareness Week. We look forward to reading more of Annies thoughts on life as a Heart Mom! Bio:  Annie Brogan is the wife of a pastor and the mom of three children…two jobs she feels highly unqualified to be working!  Prior to trading in her high heels for a vacuum, Annie taught ESL in an ethnically diverse county in Northern Virginia.  Now she stays home in an attempt to care for her family, and blogs in her free time.  Annie is currently working on a book that documents the journey she has had raising a child with a severe heart defect.  Since she just found out that she’s pregnant with #4, the book may not be completed in this decade.  You can follow her struggles and triumphs at www.anniebrogan.com. I am a heart mom. I have felt, at a twenty-week ultrasound,  floorboards cracking and giving way under my jumping, celebrating feet as the words  Congratulations, it’s a girl were chased away all too quickly with There is […]

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Join Mended Little Hearts for a Live Twitter Chat to Kick Off CHD Awareness Week

February 6, 2012
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Join Mended Little Hearts for a Live Twitter Chat to Kick Off CHD Awareness Week

February 7-14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. 1 in 100 babies are born with a CHD, making it the number one birth defect. Join us on Tuesday February 7th at 1pm est for Live Twitter Chat as we Raise Awareness. We will be sharing CHD Facts and stories. Many people are unaware that CHDs are so common, if you or some one you know has been impacted by Congenital Heart Defects, join us and share your story. You can find us on Twitter @MLH_CHD we will be using the hashtag #CHDAware, so look for that and use it to participate.

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South Dakota CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

February 6, 2012
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South Dakota CHD Awareness Week Proclamation

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