The American Heart Association is proud to collaborate with Mended Little Hearts of Rhode Island to raise awareness of congenital heart defects. We are truly blessed to work with this amazing group of families and little heart heroes!
Mended Little Hearts provides hope and support to children, families, and caregivers impacted by congenital heart defects in order to extend and improve quality of life. Here’s just a few ways that Mended Little Hearts is making tremendous impact across the Ocean State:
- In February 2014, the American Heart Association and Mended Little Hearts families met with Governor Chafee to raise awareness of congenital heart disease and to discuss the importance of screening all Rhode Island newborns for critical congenital heart defects using a simple, non-invasive and inexpensive pulse oximetry test.
- In June 2014, Mended Little Hearts came out in force to support the Southern New England Heart Walk along with 9 other teams focused on congenital heart disease. Together, the groups raised more than $18,000 for pediatric cardiovascular research!
- Also in June 2014, Mended Little Hearts submitted comments on the RI Department of Health’s proposed regulation that would add critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) to the state’s mandatory newborn screening panel. Click here to view the comments: (Please visit the site to view this file)
- And, Mended Little Hearts will host many social and educational events throughout the year for children with CHD and their families.