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 […]
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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 […]
Manhattan Modern Luxury Magazine awarded Michelle Javian as “NYC’s Top 10 Young NonProfit Leaders.” Read the full article here.
RIDGEFIELD PARK — Josanne Archibald isn’t sure what her family would have done without Harboring Hearts. Her son Mason, born June 5, needed a heart transplant. She and her husband Damion would need to miss work to be at the hospital almost every day until a donor was identified. Harboring Hearts, a New York-based non-profit, offered […]
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 […]
“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 […]