Entries by info@harboringhearts.org

Johan and Tariq’s Story

Johan and Tariq Lopez are bright, bubbly five-year-old twins who have survived nearly insurmountable odds. Both boys were diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, the same disease that claimed the life of a sister who died before they were born. With more than 100,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S., the two young boys received […]

Gabrielle’s Story

“I must say that our family is truly appreciative of your organization and its mission.  Gabrielle has been through many difficulties in the past 5 years. Gabrielle Hawkins was born March 11, 2006, and at the age of 3 months old, she was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy.  Gabrielle has had many health battles since her initial […]

Jacqui’s Story

Jacqui, a mother from Little Ferry, NJ is just one of the many who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Jackie’s life is full of responsibilities-she is receiving treatment for cancer, and is also caring for her three children during her separation from her husband. In addition, Jacqui’s 13 year-old son Brandon had received a heart […]

Zion’s Story

At the beginning of Summer 2014, 6-year-old Zion was in the ICU and listed for a heart transplant. Surgery was reported to be complex, yet he is now doing very well and even “surprised” the medical team. The parents have two other children, ages 13 and 16, and the father recently started a new job. […]

Daquain’s Story

After undergoing a life-saving cardiac procedure, Harboring Hearts helped to relieve costs associated with Daquain Jenkins’ stay at the Transplant Living Center. In the event of an emergency, Jenkins would be a short distance from the hospital, which, according to Jenkins, helped reduce stress during healing. “In and out of the hospital, having a lot […]

Izabella’s Story

Evelyn’s 2-year-old daughter, Izabella, received a heart transplant when she was 17-months-old. Evelyn, mother of 5, lives in Flushing, Queens and is originally from the Dominican Republic. Harboring Hearts met Evelyn and Izabella at one of our community events, and since then they have been an integral part of our growing heart support community. Evelyn […]