About Mended Little Hearts


Since 2004, Mended Little Hearts has provided patients and families of children with congenital heart disease many services that directly improve their quality of life. They are:

Group Programs—Peer Support and Education

Nothing can replace in-person connections with others traveling on a similar journey. MLH Group Programs allow families and patients to support each other in their local communities, share experiences and also get helpful information and resources.
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Education Resources

Mended Little Hearts provides educational resources to give families and patients information they need to make important decisions and to care for their child in the hospital and at home. Key resources are:

Hospital Outreach

Mended Little Hearts works with hospitals and healthcare professionals to provide these programs to support families when they need it the most:

  • Accredited Visiting Programs (where available)
  • Bravery Bag Programs
  • Bravery Chest Programs
  • In-Hospital Peer Support Services

CHD Awareness Initiatives

Most people are unaware that congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defects in the United States. Mended Little Hearts has national and local CHD Awareness Initiatives so people have vital information and can get the support they need.

Health Education to Communities

Congenital heart disease professionals in the community provide helpful information at Mended Little Hearts group meetings, through workshops, seminars and at health fairs.

Online Connections

Mended Little Hearts volunteers support families and patients through Internet and phone outreach as well as by providing Web resources. Hospital stays and seclusion in the home can leave families and patients who have children with congenital heart disease feeling helpless and alone. These are ways to get support:


  • Join closed Facebook pages
    • MLH CHD Chat
    • Mended Little Hearts Angels


Mended Little Hearts advocates on issues that help families with CHD, such as newborn screening, CPR in schools, research funding, and improved surveillance of CHD patients.


May the luck of the Irish be with you today!

Today the American College of Cardiology kicked off their Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida. Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts are working hard for our members this weekend. Shown here are President Donnette Smith (far left), Executive Vice-President Millie Henn (far right), along with local volunteers Linda Burns, Claire Jones, Catherine Lobien, and Meagan Houpt. ... See MoreSee Less

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Being connected with The Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts groups provides real-life answers to the question “How?” Read Andrea's story in our latest blog post. https://t.co/KGvxNspYYm

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