"The local chapter that my family has been involved with is Mended Little Hearts of St. Petersburg. This non-profit organization is highly involved with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital bringing Bravery Bags to the children in the cardiac unit. Not only are they present within the hospital at the most emotional time, they are there for support after you get home and think "now what?". They bring families together who have children living with a CHD to remind them there a is a unit of strength when you need it the most. They also hold fun events where the children can spend time with others who have "zippers" just like they do. They make you feel as though you are not alone in one of the scariest moments a parent can ever live through. You never think you would be a heart family until you are, but at least you are not alone.
My heart baby:
Kyla is our little heart warrior. Born without any signs of a heart condition, Kyla was a happy little 15 month old who seemed to always be in a constant state of illness. Finally after numerous visits to multiple doctors and test after test, we received a phone call no family wants to receive. We were told Kyla had a heart condition known as Shone's complex (four defects within the heart) and would need to undergo heart surgery in the upcoming months. Congenital Heart Defects are something we had never really heard of until we thrown right into the deep end. We are thankful for organizations like Mended Little Hearts who offered support during the most emotional roller-coaster of our lives. Although she will never be cured, Kyla, now at the spunky age of four, is doing amazing and besides her "zipper", aka scar, you would never be able to tell her apart from any other child her age. We celebrate her Zipper's birthday each year on the anniversary of her surgery in order to teach her there is beauty and strength to be found by overcoming obstacles."
These mini bouquets feature approx 8 flowers with a combination of Sola wood flowers and accents of pallet wood flowers and baby’s breath. All four mini bouquets included in purchase.