Who We Are
We are the parents of children with broken hearts
We are the children with scars down our chest
We are the brothers and sisters of children and adults with CHD
We are the grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles and cousins supporting our families
We are the friends of the families reaching out and holding on
We are the adults overcoming a life spent with this disease
We are the medical community devoted to improving the lives of children, teenagers and adults with CHD
We are the families who have lost their loved ones due to CHD
We are connected, Heart To Heart
Heart to Heart is a support program providing guidance and assistance to families affected by congenital heart defects in Maine. We are a non profit program focused on and directed by parents. We do not offer medical advice; instead we aim to strengthen the emotional impact that CHD can have on an individual and the family.
Heart to Heart was created in response to our own experiences with having a child with a congenital heart defect. We decided after going through these experiences that a family focused support program in Northern New England might help guide other families who are going through similar experiences. We secured funding through a private foundation, met with our local pediatric cardiologists and began the initial stages of creating a non profit organization. Read more about our story and others on our stories page. We officially opened in January of 2013 and intend to support the congenital heart defect community, spread awareness of this #1 birth defect and strengthen the bond between the medical community and their patients. Dedicated to the nurses, doctors and medical staff who have cared for our daughter and in gratitude to our family and friends who have provided an endless amount of love and support to us and to all of the other families who have been affected by CHD we are happy to introduce Maine's CHD family support group, Heart to Heart.
Christina and Aaron Francis
P.O. Box 254 Freeport, ME 207-310-3906
Heart 2 Harvest is a fundraising event to benefit children and their families affected by Congenital Heart Disease. Heart 2 Harvest is hosted by a local support group, Heart 2 Heart and all proceeds will benefit the David Ortiz Children’s Foundation. Join us on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) as we… Read more »