The Healing Hearts Project exists to support patients and families from Wolfson Children's Hospital and UF Pediatric Cardiology in Jacksonville, FL, who are affected by congenital heart disease (CHD).
Examples of the types of services and support provided through The Healing Hearts Project:
Facilitation of a private and engaged support group exclusive to the parents of children and adult patients living with CHD.
A fully stocked Heart Cart in the Cardiac ICU which provides free items such as snacks, toiletries, fresh coffee and entertainment.
Heart surgery care packages that include items like hospital stay essentials, snacks and sponsor food coupons/vouchers.
Surgery day meal delivered directly to the family in the Cardiac ICU.
Ongoing funding for educational and support resources for families.
Kennedy and Hope are just two years apart and both were diagnosed in the womb with a congenital heart defect (CHD). When mothers, Stacey and Joy connected, Kennedy had just recovered from her open heart surgery and Hope had just been diagnosed with a CHD. Immediately, a “heart mom” bond was created, revealing the priceless value of having someone alongside you that just “gets it."
This friendship is what inspired Stacey and Joy's vision for The Healing Hearts Project. With a desire to not only heal the hearts of the affected, but their families as well, their hope is to help local families connect through a community of support. They are honored to be a part of this group and hope you can join this group in making a difference for these precious children and their families.