Congenital Heart Defects Products That Raise Awarness, Support, or Educate

February 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm 1 comment

There are actually quite a few items out there in the way of congenital heart defects. Some of these products are used to raise money for research, education, sponsoring surgeries, and supplying support. Other products are there to help raise awareness while others are there to educate and inform those who live with CHD. I thought that this week was a great week to present some of those products. I hope that you’ll check some of them out, and even consider purchasing some.

This organization, Congenitalheartdefects.com  has their own publication company.  They put out some great products.  The Baby Hearts Press Store has a special running the month of February as well in honor of CHD Awareness.  If you purchase one of their books, you get a free Celtic Heart pin.  Their book titles include:

“The Heart of a Mother”

“The Heart of a Father”

Both the above books contain essays and personal narratives of what life is like having a baby with CHD.

“My Brother Needs an Operation” — Children’s book about CHD and surgery.

“The Heart’s Gift” by Jodi Davis

“Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrom: A Handbook for Parents” — This book is out of print but can be purchased as a PDF file.

Visit the link above to go to Baby Hearts Press Store.

Congenital Heart Information Network

The Congenital Heart Information Network has some great shopping on their website as well.

They have beautiful hopeheart necklackes that are silverplated and are absolutely gorgeous.  Follow the link above to purchase one and help in the fight against CHD.

It’s My Heart has some great products that everyone is sure to enjoy!

Their products include T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Onesies, Bibs, and hats.  All come in a variety of colors and styles and come in sizes from newborn to adult.  They also have Tote bags and messenger bags, ornaments, license plate covers, teddy bear, BBQ apron, mousepad, tile coasters, wall clock, keepsake box, throw pillow, mugs, ceramic travel mug, water bottles,  buttons, badges, magnets, boxer shorts, greeting cards, postcards, stickers, and bumper stickers!!!!!!!  Definitely check this website out for all your CHD shopping!!

Saving Little Hearts of Nashville, Tennessee also has some great shopping.  They have calendars featuring the photos of CHD survivors and angels.  Their 2010 calendars are currently 50% off!  They also have Maternity T-shirts, Infant and Toddler T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats, BBQ Aprons, buttons, magnets, stickers, messenger bags, tote bags, journals, stationary cards, wall clocks, mugs, and PET Gear!  So, your dog can raise awareness too!

This book My Heart Vs. The Real World is stunning!  If you have a child, friend, family member or are a CHD survivor yourself, this book is a must have!  The author Max S. Gerber is an adult with CHD.  He is a fabulous photographer and this book is wonderful!  Please visit his site above and pick up a copy of this book for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed!

The 2004 release of the movie Something the Lord Made is exceptional.  It can be seen on HBO this month.  It is the touching story of the doctors, one white and one black, who pioneered the surgery that saved the lives of Tetralogy of Fallot babies.  These “blue babies” were generally admitted to the hospitals to die.  These doctors saved their lives.  The show is amazing and I found myself in tears of gratitude at the conclusion, seeing as they saved my daughter’s life.

I would also recommend the music of pianist and songwriter Paul Cardall.  Paul was born with Tricuspid Atresia.  He has had open heart surgery and a heart transplant recently.  His story is amazing and touching.  His courage is inspirational.  His music is flawless and beautiful and will touch your heart.  He runs a non-profit organization to help those living with CHD.

This list is certainly not all inclusive.  Many great organizations and individuals have products for CHD.  If you know of some I have forgotten…leave a comment below!!

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Healing Broken Hearts! Letter From a CHD Survivor

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  • 1. Gwen Wright-Thornton  |  April 25, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Kimberly Russell who is the Author of In A Heart Beat, is a ADCHD survior and has started to sell CHD awareness car magnets, on her website…she’s also on fb and so am I, I recently started a group Adults living with CHD diagnois. It’s for the purpose of helping younger childern and mothers as well as family and friends with coping with the disease as they grow older..please contact me anytime on fb Gwen Wright..Heart Hugs<3<3

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