On Tuesday August 9th, Harboring Hearts hosted a “Safari Heart Party” Community Event at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for pediatric patients. We hosted four arts and crafts activities, provided delicious healthy snacks and juices, had an animal scavenger hunt, and much more for kids and caregivers to enjoy! We had six volunteers participate at the event, […]
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On Wednesday July 27th, 2016 the Harboring Hearts team visited Camille Singleton in her home in New Jersey. Camille’s 1 year old daughter, Ahmya holds a special connection to the Harboring Hearts team, and therefore it was a natural fit to hold a Hope 4 Hearts Day for the family. We were first introduced to […]
On Tuesday July 26th Harboring Hearts joined efforts with the Mount Sinai Pediatrics Team to host a “Fetal Heart Population” pop-up event. The Fetal Heart Population consisted of a panel from Mount Sinai, personalized care packages for the families, a lunch-in, and arts & crafts activities for children. The Mount Sinai team on the […]
I was born with a congenital heart defect—two in fact! I have Ebstein’s anomaly VSD. Ebstein’s anomaly is a deformation of my right ventricle, while a VSD is a hole in the wall of my heart’s two lower chambers. What does this mean for me? Fortunately, not much. I’ve had two surgeries so far to […]
On Wednesday July 13th, the Harboring Hearts team joined Mount Sinai for their Patient Support Group with patients and caregivers. The support group of 25 patients and 10 caregivers were provided a safe space to share their personal stories and uplifting advice from their heart procedures. Mount Sinai social workers led the discussion and attendees […]
A 13-year-old Little Ferry heart patient and his family were chosen to have an all expenses paid day trip to New York City courtesy of a new program by a local charity. Little Ferry resident Brandon Gambini was selected to be the first to be given a Heart 4 Heart Day by Harboring Hearts, which […]
On Wednesday June 29th, 2016 Harboring Hearts hosted the second Hope 4 Hearts Day (H4H) for 16 year old Aijanee, and her mom Yolanda. The family was first introduced to Harboring Hearts in 2011 as Aijanee was undergoing procedures to improve her heart conditions. Since then, Aijanee’s health has significantly improved and we felt it […]
On Friday June 10th the Harboring Hearts team joined efforts with Deloitte for their annual IMPACT Day! With more than 15 volunteers, we hosted three intricate activities to create care packages for patients with newborn babies at Montefiore Medical Center. We began the community event bright and early, starting off with icebreakers to learn more about […]
Harboring Hearts launched its first “Hope 4 Hearts Day” this past Saturday, May 14th 2016 with the Gambini family. Hope 4 Hearts Day (H4H) was established to create a personalized day of adventure and activities for a family in New York City. Our mission is to provide hope and inspiration for the patient and their […]
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