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#BabyHeart Heals Broken Hearts

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THE STORY:

At age 10, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening congenital heart condition and I couldn't do a lot of the normal childhood activities that increase your heart rate, like play sports, watch scary movies or ride roller coasters. But I had the privilege of having a surgical procedure to fix it.

I was moved by ICHF/BabyHeart, which performs pediatric cardiac surgeries and educates local medical staff in regions where the necessary expertise is rare. They help kids lead normal, happy, healthy lives, and that’s why I chose to join them on a recent medical mission.

While in Santo Domingo with BabyHeart, I helped perform open heart surgery on infants and kids. I'm kidding. I'm pretty sure I can't tell apart a scalpel from a butter knife. In reality, I was there to create images and stories for new marketing materials to boost donor engagement. Over six days, we created hundreds of images for BabyHeart's marketing efforts and I composed short stories on the first few open-heart surgery patients.

Most importantly, I met the families served by ICHF/BabyHeart, and witnessed first-hand as their worry transformed into hope and unspeakable gratitude. I was left in awe of this organization's impact, and I hope you'll join me in donating to help further their work.

$1,190

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tony Ruiz

    $25

  • Chris Ungco

    $50

  • Cara Kantrowitz

    $20

  • Steven Marks

    $20

  • Karen Mauro

    $25

  • Liane

    $50

  • Juliette

    $25

  • Maggie Taplett

     

  • Michelle Donato

    $25

  • Mike and Amy

    $40

  • Michael & Dani

    $45

  • Lauren Brown

    $25

  • Monique

    $20

  • Peter K

    $25

  • Alyssa Carmusciano

    $20

  • jorge ojito

    $50

  • Kristen Kumpf

    $20

  • Caitlin Johnson

    $25

  • Jane and Dennis

    $25

  • Christian Dixon

    $20

  • Kathleen Dilenschneider

    $25

  • Brittany and Ryan Crowson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kristin Meehan

     

  • Jane Shapiro

     

  • Mo

    $25

  • Tiff

     

  • Neethi

     

  • Sylvia Ruiz

    $25

  • Antonio Ruiz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jane Ryan

    $25

  • Isomi Miake-Lye

     

  • Xiomara

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Trap Kween Nubs

     

  • Ed Navas

    $20

  • Crystal

     

  • Colin Hart

    $25

  • Amber Lennon

    $30

  • Laura Zeligman

    $25

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298% Raised of$400 Goal

The Team: $22,987 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS HEART FOUND...

Amount Raised

$19,012

 

27% Raised of$70,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Ruiz

Amount Raised

$1,190

 

298% Raised of$400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sean Smith

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

23% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Randa Blenden

Amount Raised

$735

 

15% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James OToole

Amount Raised

$575

 

23% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rodrigo Soto

Amount Raised

$125

 

3% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claire Sorenson

Amount Raised

$125

 

50% Raised of$250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Moore

Amount Raised

$75

 

38% Raised of$200 Goal

Donor Comments

Laura Zeligman

Laura Zeligman

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Amber Lennon

Amber Lennon

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Colin Hart

Colin Hart

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Crystal

Crystal

3 years ago

Ed Navas

Ed Navas

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Trap Kween Nubs

Trap Kween Nubs

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Xiomara

Xiomara

Anything for you, Tony! 3 years ago

Isomi Miake-Lye

Isomi Miake-Lye

3 years ago

Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago