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Join us to support families battling CHD.

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Join us to support families battling CHD.

1 in 100 babies. 40,000 families. Every 15 minutes.

"There is something wrong with your baby's heart." Those are the dreaded words 40,000 new families hear every single year.

For the 1 in 100 babies born this year with congenital heart disease, 25% of them will require life-saving open heart surgery before their 1st birthday. All together, congenital heart disease affects 60x more children than all forms of pediatric childhood cancer---combined.

For the hundreds of families seen at the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital yearly, a diagnosis of congenital heart disease can be unexpected and life-altering. The Big Heart Fund seeks to help ensure that no family in the Mid-South walks the scary and uncertain journey of congenital heart disease alone. We get it. We have been there before. We know that when your child is sick, life does not stop and despite being sick, kids still just want to be kids.

Our programming includes:

  1. Establishing a community for families through our monthly heart family support group and CVICU dinners, where volunteers share a free meal with families to provide respite during hospital stays.
  2. Providing toys, cognitive developmental items, and books to the inpatient cardiovascular units and outpatient clinic to help bring a little joy to patients and siblings during care visits.
  3. The Heart Transplant Support program gifts a free, personalized superhero cape to each heart transplant recipient at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital through Kellen's Capes for Kids to celebrate their bravery and strength during their journey and other necessities to help transition back to home and school.
  4. Offering financial grants and visa gift cards to help ease the burden families face with extended hospital stays.

Together, with your support, we can provide the social, physical, and financial needs patients and families of the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital need so that they can focus on what matters most--caring for their child.

Donate today to support 1 in 100 babies born every year with congenital heart disease.