Mended Little Hearts

Mended Little Hearts is a support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease, and is dedicated to inspiring hope in those who care for the littlest heart patients of all. Mended Little Hearts offers resources and a caring support network as families find answers and move forward to find healing and hope.

Partnering with hospitals to provide several programs, Mended Little Hearts connects families in crisis with other parents who have survived the shock of learning a child has a heart problem, navigated the maze of medical decisions and procedures, and mapped out a plan for the future:

  • Group Meetings:Monthly support groups help parents understand that they are not alone and that there is hope. Many of our meetings include educational speakers to connect parents with the resources they need to care for their child. Members listen, share their experiences, and discuss issues that impact the family.
  • Social Events: Periodic social events bring members and supporters together and offer a safe setting for children with heart defects to connect with one another.
  • Hospital Visiting:Accredited volunteers make on-site visits to parents whose children have been diagnosed with heart defects or are undergoing treatment.
  • Care packages: Bags containing packets of health information and brochures, toiletries and other hospital necessities are provided to families with children in the hospital.

Mended Little Hearts. Little hearts hold big hopes.

It’s Official!

Our charter meeting went very well!

We had some great conversation, yummy dessert and got our charter signed! We are so excited to continue to grow this group so that we can offer hope and healing to the many heart families in our area. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more!

Our Charter Members!

We already received our charter in the mail!

Our next meeting is set for Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00 pm at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. We are hoping to have an amazing speaker, but it has not been confirmed yet. Check back here or on facebook as we get closer to the meeting date.

Charter Meeting-March 21st

Please join us for our charter meeting on

Wednesday, March 21st

7:00 pm at the

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

520 Sand Hill Road  Palo Alto, CA 94304

We will be signing our charter and discussing how to organize our chapter-when we’d like to meet, what kinds of speakers we’d like to have, getting to know each other and a little bit more about what a Mended Little Hearts chapter does.

For more information about Mended Little Hearts, please visit our National webpage at

If you plan to attend, please send an email to Andrea at



Next Meeting

September 19, 2012, 7 pm
Ronald McDonald House
Dr. James Priest, a pediatric cardiologist at Stanford, will give an informative lecture on the genetics of CHD and his ground-breaking research in this field.

October 8, 2012, 7 pm
Ronald McDonald House
Bill Coon is a two-time heart transplant recipient, first-time kidney transplant recipient, HLHS survivor, author and motivational speaker and he will be sharing with us his life story and adventures.

We typically meet on the third Wednesday of each month at
7:00 pm at the
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford
520 Sand Hill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304