After Lorelei was born, I felt I needed to do SOMETHING to raise awareness to CHD's. When Shannon had Derrick she also felt this way and we decided to start with making baskets for the kids at MUSC. The baskets were for all the kids whether they are in PCICU or 8D, the step down unit. We then decided that we would also raise money and give it to the MUSC Research Program.
We have a Pancake Breakfast every year as well as a Golf Tournament to raise this money. Hope for BRAVEHearts also makes blankets for the kids at Christmas and bring them down to them. We also partner with Texas Roadhouse and serve dinner to the families at the Ronald McDonald House in Charleston. That is one of my favorite things to do.
So far we have raised over $35,000 for the research program at MUSC and they are very supportive of us as well!
BRAVEHeart Baskets include: a stuffed animal, a cup, socks, crayons and a variety of toys and games, books, and other small items. We can and will ship to other states other than SC.
Hope for BRAVEHearts is always looking for volunteers and suggestions so please let us know!
Check out our website: www.hopeforbravehearts.org