If you are in the Puget Sound area and would love to connect with an amazing group of heart families, Mended Little Hearts is where it’s at. From the time of your unborn baby’s diagnosis through hospital stays, surgeries, and everything in between, Mended Little Hearts is a place to make friendships with people who get what you’re going through, have been where you are, can give you advice and direction that is helpful, and cheer you and your heart warrior on along the way. Our family has received so much from this group just by attending several meetings and events. We have made friends through the Mended Little Hearts of Puget Sound Facebook page, and love having an instant community we can connect with online.
Mended Little Hearts of Puget Sound meets on the first Tuesday of every month except July and August, at 5:30pm – 7:00 in Tacoma, WA. Contact Darcie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the MLH Puget Sound website, or visit the Facebook page for more information. They not only support families with a parent-focused time to share and learn about the different aspects of caring for a heart warrior while the kids participate in their own program called the “Heartbeats.” I almost burst into tears at our first meeting when I realized that the majority of the teenagers helping with the “Heartbeats” are heart warriors. It is an amazing gift to see our children have role models that have already experienced much of what Sam is going through. In addition to providing the support group, MLH also seeks to provide fun family outings, an annual picnic, Awareness Events throughout the area, as well as “Bravery Bags” for families staying in the hospital.
If you are outside of the Puget Sound area, make sure to visit the Mended Little Hearts national website to see if there is a group near you.
If you would love to support this awesome organization, there are two fundraisers going on right now locally. You can buy a MLH sweatshirt to help spread awareness and raise some money to help heart families in our area, or stop by hello, cupcake to buy a vanilla strawberry cupcake. Hello, Cupcake will donate $1 to Mended Little Hearts of Puget Sound for every cupcake sold. Awesome, huh?