PICS Society

Senior Patient Advocate

Our mission is to promote the highest quality care globally for children and adults with CHD through minimally invasive cardiovascular techniques. We partner with the congenital interventional community to further knowledge and skills of all involved and foster research & advocacy on behalf of patients worldwide.


ACTION NETWORK Champion

Being an ACTION NETWORk Champion provides me  opportunity to share my experiences with legislators, regulators, and other stakeholders to express the importance of research funding and raising heart disease—including congenital heart disease—awareness Participate in monthly training webinars on various advocacy topics Engage with other MHI Action Network members in a closed social media group, building a community of like-minded advocates Commit 2 to 2.5 hours a week to further Mended Hearts®, Young Mended Hearts™, & Mended Little Hearts®’ mission and advocacy efforts

Chicago Group Leader

Young Mended Hearts™ was created to give hope and support to young adults (ages 18 to 55 suggested) who have heart disease, including congenital heart disease (CHD). Many peer support groups for patients who have heart disease are made up of older adults, and young adult patients often don’t feel they fit in. Young adults are dealing with heart disease at a different stage of life and have different life experiences as they manage their heart disease. Young Mended Hearts is a peer-support program designed to fill a gap for those who are often told they are “too young to have heart disease”—yet they do. Young Mended Hearts officially became a national program of The Mended Hearts, Inc. in August 2021.

Interested in being a part of my support group? We include everyone from all over the world! Fill out a contact form and we will connect!

Heart2Heart Coffee

Heart2Heart Coffee is a small batch 100% profit to charity coffee roasting company who believes "The Essence of Humanity is in Helping Others." Your Purchase/Coffee Membership provides significant, ongoing donations to life changing organizations assisting with: Veterans, Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects, Education for Military Families, Clothing, School Supplies, etc. 

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