Monday, October 8, 2012

A Heartfelt Donation: The Mended Heart


How cute is this kimono? Adorable, right? And not to mention, so so practical for our heart babes - completely compatible with tubes, wires, and even the MRI machine!

Well, we’re excited to introduce you to one of our newest partners here at Sisters by Heart! Hospital gowns have long been a staple in our care packages (generously donated by EZ Axcess, Inc.), but when our demand far exceeded our supply, we knew we had to look to find an additional partner in this endeavor. We were beyond thrilled to happen upon Lara and her awesome shop, The Mended Heart. We had to order both girl...

and boy kimonos.

As soon as we received them, we were hooked! Lara has now partnered with Sisters by Heart to provide these adorable gowns at a deep discount, and we are SO grateful for both her talent and her generosity!

We asked Lara to share a little about how The Mended Heart was started…

“On September 1st, 2011, my youngest daughter, Mylah, was diagnosed with a CHD known as Tetralogy of Fallot. I was 34 weeks pregnant and shocked to hear the news. My husband and I learned all we could about her defect and prepared ourselves for life with a heart baby.

Born four weeks later, Mylah was healthy and very pink. She had her first OHS at five days old and it was a success. Mylah came home and gained weight and grew as she should.

At six months old on April 25th, 2012, she had her full heart repair. During that hospital stay she wore some adorable hospital gowns that her Grandmother made. Everyone commented and just couldn't get enough of them! That's when The Mended Heart really took off. I knew I needed to make more to share with other heart babies and families. I wanted to create awareness but also create something in Mylah's name. The Mended Heart has been a beautiful creative outlet for me and has helped me emotionally to deal with all I've had to after Mylah's diagnosis. It has grown and become a success for me. I am so excited to be partnered with Sisters by Heart and create awareness and help heart families!”

Thank you again, Lara, for partnering with us to bring adorable gowns to our families!

And, if you're as hooked as we were as soon as we saw them, you can check out more gowns and other CHD products at Lara's store, at The Mended Heart!