Heart Kid 2018

Heart Kid Story – Adelina

As we wrap up our Heart Kid of the Month program for 2018, and prepare to re-launch it in 2019, we wanted to close with a special family. Adelina, along with her parents and her sisters Charlize and Melani, were featured in last year’s community report. Her mama shared a heartfelt letter with our base …

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Heart Kid Story – Westin

CHD Families of Tucson has been working for the past year to stretch beyond “Tucson” and support CHD kiddos from Southern Arizona in general. We love to connect Heart parents with one another, and watch as little communities pop up across the lower half of the Grand Canyon State. We find ourselves particularly heart-warmed by …

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Heart Kid Story – Emily

When CHD Families of Tucson was founded, we sought out heart families and found so many that were already active in the community, experienced and ready to meet other folks with shared stories. Emily, our HKOTM, is super special because we got to meet and cheer for her from the very beginning of ~her~ journey. …

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Heart Kid Story – Brandon

  Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to introduce you to Brandon! This sweet little dude had a rocky start to life, and he worried his mama later in November of last year when he had his complete repair for Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD). Despite Brandon’s trials, his mom still found the time to become …

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Heart Kid Story – Kaitlynn

This month’s HKOTM is all about “Welcoming”. We chose to feature Kaitlynn this month because August is very special to her family–it’s the month when, after an extended stay in the hospital following her open-heart surgery, they finally got to bring her home. Kaitlynn’s family is so good at welcoming. Her mama always has a …

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Heart Kid Story – Addison

Addison may very well be the face of CHD in Tucson, and yet, at five years old, her light is such a shining force that her defect in no way defines her. Whether its organizing an energized team for the local Heart and Stroke Walk, or encouraging the community to “Open Their Hearts” and support …

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Heart Kid Story – Dominic

  Sweet lil’ Dominic. This dude is so loved. He’s like a little cup, that people have poured so much love and care and good will into, that it overflows and waves over those near him. If you are near Dominic, you are cozy and warm and loved by his family. In fact, if you’ve …

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Heart Kid Story – Gabriel

  Gabriel and his family have been with our group since it’s early days. Since Gabriel is more of a young man than a “kid”, his mom has seen many things that are still new for parents of younger CHD kids, and she is quick to share her experiences or offer helpful input. She has …

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Heart Kid Story – Haleigh

Truthfully our heart “kid” is more of a gracious and kind young lady. It’s no lie that Haleigh befriends everyone she meets, she and her parents are always willing to lend a helping hand. We had a chance to bond with them during an event for #AndraHeart, a local organization that does heart screenings for …

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Heart Kid Story – Emiliana

Meet Emiliana, the very first of many special young warriors we can’t wait to introduce to you! New Year, New Projects Announcing the launch of our newest program, Heart Kid of the Month! As our organization continues to see the Southern Arizona community support our CHD Warriors, we felt it would be supercool to introduce …

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