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

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!!

February 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm 1 comment

CHD Shopping That Makes a Difference

Today, I could use some therapy…shopping therapy that is.  What better way to shop than to buy CHD products that make a difference!!  So, here is my list of great items you can buy that promote awareness, tout your proud CHD heritage, benefit CHD charities, and are just plain fun!

  • Personalized Saving LIttle Heart Tees!

    Personalized Saving LIttle Heart Tees!

    Personalized “Saving Little Heart” T-shirts from Luna B Tees.  The link is http://lunabtee.com/item_90/Personalized-Saving-Little-Hearts-Shirt.htm.  These are adorable!!  $10.00 from every purchase goes directly to the organization Saving Little Hearts in Nashville, Tn.  This organization does loads of good for heart patients and their families.  They make and distribute hospital care packages, they raise awareness, they provide parent matching, and much much more!!  So, if you can buy the shirts for yourself, your heart patient, and everyone else that might like them!

  • CHIN hope heart necklace

    CHIN hope heart necklace

    These beautiful silver necklaces can be purchased at http://www.tchin.org.  They proceeds from the necklaces help raise awareness and help CHIN provide support and education to people.

  • Gracies Theme

    Gracie's Theme

    Paul Cardall is a talented musician who has lived his whole life battling and winning in his fight against CHD.  His music is inspiring and uplifting.  His newest release includes a touching piano solo by Paul titled Gracie’s Theme.  It was inspired by a beautiful heart angel named Gracie.  You can order the CD, called Sacred Piano, at www.paulcardall.com.  You can read more about Paul and his many other CD’s at www.livingforeden.com.

So there is my short-list.  I’ll add more as I find them from time-to-time!!  Happy shopping!!

August 15, 2009 at 2:35 am 2 comments


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