Hope, Help, Healing.

A Heartbeat.  
For many parents, hearing the heartbeat of their unborn child becomes the first loving bond to their child. 

The discovery of a child's heart defect, whether in the womb, shortly after birth, or during childhood is often devastating. 
When parents hear the news that their child has a heart defect, many feel hopeless and alone.

Mended Little Hearts, a program of The Mended Hearts, Inc., lets parents know that
there is hope and that they are not alone.
Mended Little Hearts was created to help restore hope through
a loving community of people with shared experiences.

Become part of our Mended Little Hearts of Chicago family!
Join Mended Little Hearts, a national caring support network,
at no cost and receive Heartbeat Magazine quarterly. 
Membership also includes national updates about issues that impact families with children
who have congenital heart defects. 
To register as a member, please click 




Mended Little Hearts of Chicago

has partnered with the American Heart Association
in celebration of American Heart Month
by knitting & crocheting red hats for all babies
born in February at participating hospitals.

We’re raising awareness for
congenital heart defects,
the MOST common type
of birth defect in the country.
If you knit or crochet & would like to participate
in the Little Hats, Big Hearts project,
Please email Christine Olson at
We gratefully accept both baby hats
and donations of yarn.

For more information, click here to download a flyer.

Hats can be mailed to
PO Box 78, Clarendon Hills IL 60514

or dropped off at:

The Nook
4738 Main St
Lisle IL 60532

AHA Heart Walks

Sat, Sept 20: Moraine Valley College, Palos Hills
Fri, Sept 26: Grant Park, Chicago
Sat, Sept 27: Oak Brook Sports Core, Oak Brook
Sun, Sept 28: Grainger Campus, Lake Forest

 Please be sure to include a note that they were donated
on behalf of Mended Little Hearts - Thank you!


Serving families
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NO hospital affliation is required
to join or attend
any meetings or events.
ALL are welcome!

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Mended Little
Hearts of Chicago
A program of The Mended Hearts Inc.
P.O. Box #78
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

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