|Due to the amount of time and
committment it takes to run a
business, Mend Maddie's Heart is
no longer operating as a 501c3
non-profit charity. We will still be
having fundraisers from time to
time and will send proceeds on to
other charities that assist our
fellow heart familes, As always you
are always in our thoughts
|Our mission is to assist families and individuals affected by Congenital
Heart Defects (CHD's) and spread CHD Awareness.
|Maddie is their inspiration!!!!
|Madilyn Alivia Gettis was born on June 29, 2010 with 5
Congenital Heart Defects.
Hyploplastic Right Heart Syndrome
Atrial Septal Defect
Ventricular Septal Defect
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
She has undergone 3 open heart surgeries so far and will need
additional medical/surgical intervention as she grows.
The right side of Maddie's Heart never developed due to the
absence of her Tricuspid Valve. She is living with only half of a
Maddie is the daughter of Edward Gettis, an active duty US Navy
Corpsman and Lindsay Gettis, a Pediatric Nurse. Fortunately, so
far, all of Maddie's medical costs have been covered by their
A staggering amount of heart families are not as fortunate. The
cost of raising a sick child can financially shatter a family.
Maddie's two grandmothers decided to help other heart families
and founded Mend Maddie's Heart Corp. Their hopes are to assist
families with some of their financials, hopefully allowing them to
worry less and have more time to love.
Maddie is their inspiration.
|Here are some examples of how your donation
can directly help a CHD FAMILY
HOSPITAL PARKING COSTS
GIFTS FOR HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN
DONATION FOR FAMILY'S STAY AT
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
|T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER (update 7/29/12)
Thank you to everyone who submitted their child's name for our
T-shirt project. They are now being printed and should start to
ship out to you within 10 days. What a great way to honor our
CHD Warriors and Angels and to spread CHD awareness.