10 Facts about Children’s Cardiomyopathy from the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Cardiomyopathy is a chronic illness of the heart muscle that causes the heart to decrease its ability to pump blood. In severe cases, it can lead to heart failure. There are five forms of cardiomyopathy: dilated (DCM), hypertrophic (HCM), restrictive (RCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular (ARVC) […]
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Harboring Hearts is partnering with the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) to promote Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month this September. The awareness month calls attention to the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiomyopathy affects how the heart muscle pumps blood through the body, and it is a leading cause […]
As we begin to see families preparing for the next months ahead with back to school and fall we understand there may be concerns about what it will mean since we are still experiencing the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please know that our team at Harboring Hearts is thinking of you and your family during this stressful […]
We recognize the impact COVID-19 has had on patients and their families who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. To help support you and your family we have included in this post link to resources for those seeking employment after their job was impacted by COVID-19. This link has a wide arrange of […]
As COVID- 19 restrictions begin to be lifted and places will begin to reopen in New York, we understand that the patients and families we work with may have concerns with what this means and how they will be able to keep themselves safe. We are providing a link to New York State site will […]
Facing a pandemic as a patient who has had a transplant, or is waiting for a transplant, is an extremely difficult situation. As we face this journey together, please know that as transplant patients and families you are in the thoughts of the staff at Harboring Hearts and the rest of the transplant community. To help […]
As we navigate these uncertain times, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts here at Harboring Hearts. There is an emotional and mental toll that can come along with having uncertainty and stress associated with this pandemic: health, housing, food, employment, and so many others. Some helpful exercises to help while […]
Wellness and Entertainment Resources During Self Isolation As we continue this self isolation journey together, know that you and your family are in our thoughts. During this time it can be difficult to find activities or resources that will contribute to the overall well-being of you and your family so our wonderful Junior Board Members […]
On March 4th Harboring Hearts hosted a Heart Party at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. The theme was Dr. Suess and included arts and crafts projects based on popular Dr. Suess books including The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, and the Cat in the Hat. There was also music and dancing, as well as an […]
On February 27th Harboring Hearts was grateful to support and host the Annual Heart Party at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). Throughout the event, 82 people enjoyed the night with a lot of fun activities. The theme was Wild, Wild, West. There were activities that included face painting, arts and crafts, and a virtual […]