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3000 Miles of Heart

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THE STORY:

My granddaughter, Barbara, was born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) and had life saving open-heart surgery at three days old.   She is now five years old and she's doing great because she had the best heart doctors in the world. Watch the video to the left to see Barbara's story as shared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."  I'm walking to raise research funds for all kids with congenital heart defects, supporting The Saving Tiny Hearts Society.

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Last week, my 3000 mile journey began by taking the first step, and the best way for me to show my family's appreciation for the love, joy, and blessings my granddaughter Barbara has brought into our lives is to walk, God willing, 5 miles a day for the next 600 days. Barbara's incredible strength inspired all of us even before she was born & in the days, weeks, and months ahead she will continue to inspire her Papi every step along the way on my journey.
 

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Since 2006, Saving tiny Hearts Society (StHS) has been working to fulfill its mission of raising seed money for grossly under-funded, lifesaving grass roots research of congenital heart defects (CHD’s). This seed funding acts as a bridge for this research to millions of dollars of extramural funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) or other outside funding. To date the StHS has raised and granted over a $1.5 million dollars and funded eighteen (18) research projects.

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Donor Comments

Jessica B.

Jessica B.

Tom - you're an inspiration. I'm so happy to support your journey. Happy walking! 2 years ago

Suzanne Schmitz

Suzanne Schmitz

DONATION: $50

To my childhood friend I wish you all the best in your walk for tiny hearts. 3 years ago

Cindy Razz

Cindy Razz

DONATION: $50

In honor of beautiful Barbara. TY Tom for doing this so that unknown others can benefit! 3 years ago

Calvin/Marie Okey

Calvin/Marie Okey

DONATION: $100

Go Tom! 3 years ago

Justin

Justin

DONATION: $100

Best of luck Tom. 3 years ago

Thom Griffith

Thom Griffith

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Tom, my prayers are with you. 3 years ago