Heart Week Heart Social

Join It’s My Heart New England Chapter as we celebrate Heart Week by hosting our 3rd Annual HEART SOCIAL with food, music, games, crafts, door prizes, friends, and fun!!

All are welcome - CHDrs, family, friends, supporters!

When? Saturday, February 14, 2015; 1-4pm

Where? Boston University FitRec Center
915 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Cost? Event, Lunch, and ALL activities are Free!!
Parking is NOT included with registration, but is
$10 at the Agganis arena garage (925 Comm
Ave)

Heart Week 2015

Stay tuned for ALL the great ways we are celebrating Heart Week 2015!

Meet Adrianna

When I was 29 weeks pregnant we found out from my OB/GYN at Melrose Wakefield Hospital that our baby had an abnormal heart beat and we would need to get an Echo-cardiogram at Tufts Medical Center. It was after that first ECHO that we found out that our baby had a congenital heart defect called Tetrology of Fallot. We had ECHOs scheduled every month at Tufts until our baby was born. Looking back, it was neat to have so many because we now have tons of ultra sound pictures from the whole pregnancy. My care was transferred from that point to Tufts Medical Center.

Meet Kayla

On November 19, 2009 my husband Larry and I went into the ultrasound room so happy and waiting to find out the sex of our second child. Before too long we knew things weren't right and what we would find out over the next four days would crush us. We were sent over to Childrens Hospital Boston Advanced Fetal Care unit and soon became aware of what was wrong. Our baby girl had a rare severe anomaly of the heart called Ebsteins Anomaly. Part of her brain hadn't developed and she had a large cleft lip and cleft palate. It did not look good and we were given the option to abort.

Meet Connor

My son Connor Peter was born on April 8, 2009, he was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) when I was five months pregnant. He had his first open heart surgery, Norman procedure, when he was two days old. He had some complications that included breathing problems and also had a staff infection while inpatient at the hospital and we were discharged when he was three months old.

Meet Devlyn

Name : Devlyn M
Born : August 31, 2012
CHD Diagnosis: Tetralogy of Fallot

Devlyn was diagnosed pre-birth with Tetralogy of Fallot. His mother Holly was referred to a pediatric cardiologist at 22 weeks into her pregnancy after several unsuccessful images of Devlyn's heart. Additional testing during Holly's pregnancy was done to rule out any other potential heart defects. Devlyn's Dad, Dave, was born with an Atrial Septial Defect which was repaired at the age of 7.

Meet Miss Molly Moo

I'm writing to you with our story on our daughter, Molly Renee Leary. She is a four year old little girl that has had a very rough start to her life. When I was 20 weeks pregnant we found out we were having a girl and we were on top of the world. We had tried so hard to get pregnant and nothing was going to bring us down until we received a call from the OB 8 days later telling us they were sending me for a level 2 ultrasound because they think they saw something wrong with the baby's heart. Within a week we had an appointment at New England Medical Center.

Jordan's Furniture Enchanted "Ice" Skating Party

Join It's My Heart New England as we kick off 2015 with a visit to the Enchanted Ice, an indoor ice skating park at Jordan's Furniture in Avon (100 Stockwell Dr, Avon, Massachusetts 02322).

Leave your hats, gloves and jackets behind as you skate to holiday music and theatrical lights on over 4,000 square feet of artificial ice! It’s a one-of-a-kind experience for the entire family! Bring your skates or use theirs. Whether you’ve skated before or it’s your first time, you’re guaranteed to have fun!

Wakefield Holiday Stroll

This holiday event is packed with fun, family-friendly events and continuous activities. Beginning at 1:00pm, before the parade starts, all are welcome to the American Civic Center for a variety of fun children’s activities. Starting at 3 p.m., the official Stroll will be kicked off by a traditional Holiday Stroll Hat Parade, which will be led by the amazing Wakefield High School Marching Band.

As revelers, we will stroll along Albion & Main streets, and enjoy raffles, prizes and incredible offerings provided by local merchants. Entertainment will be ongoing from 3 – 7 p.m.

Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo

Join It's My Heart New England as we celebrate Zoo Howl
We will meet at 11:00am
Please RSVP on Facebook or to lynda.divasta@itsmyheart.org with the number of adults and children coming.

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