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 family, as 66% of out-patients experience some form of depression post heart surgery.
Harboring Hearts was first introduced to the Gambini family in 2012, where at 13 years old, Brandon was recovering from heart surgery. Ever since then, the Gambini family has held a special place in our hearts. It was an honor for the Harboring Hearts Team to launch H4H with a personalized day for Brandon and his family.
The Gambini family was picked up in a car service and brought to Times Square, where the family eagerly entered Madame Tussuad’s Wax Museum. Inside the family enjoyed walking around and taking pictures with their favorite actors and singers. Tupac and Hulk were some of Brandon’s personal favorites, as they looked so real to the actual person! The family also enjoyed a short animated 4D film with 3D glasses as they were getting poked from inside the chair! Before leaving, the family had their name engraved in an Oscar souvenir it for a great lasting memory of the day.
Following the museum, the family watched one of Brandon’s favorite superhero movies; Captain America in 3D. In the evening, the family had a fun dinner together and was then picked up in a car service to go home. We are so happy to have provided a fun day of activity and bonding time for Brandon and his family.
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