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Empowerment Through Helping Others in the CHD Community

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Heart to Heart with Anna

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As the parent of a child with a life-threatening heart defect, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the new "heart world" the family is immediately part of. On this show two mothers who have children with critical congenital heart defects (CHDs) will discuss how they became empowered members of the CHD community by tapping into ways to help others in their community. 

Wayverly Mouse-Evangelista will share how her love of arts and crafts enabled her to find a way to reach out to others in the CHD community. She will share what specific items she has created for the heart community and how others can find them.

Susan Vanderpool will share how her situation caused her to see a need for vital information in a heartbeat. She will tell us about how she created a product to calm mothers' fears. Having a school-aged child with a major heart defect in school full-time, away from a loving parent, can be a scary prospect. Ms. Vanderpool shares how her product can relieve parents' anxiety about this situation.

We will also hear from CHD Survivor Natalie McGee how she found a way to give back to her community. Through her own adversity she was able to create a product to help herself and others. Find out what she created and how you can benefit from the creations she and her mother have designed.

Sometimes reaching out to others in need is the best therapy a person can have!

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