In March 2019 we sent a team of awesome CHD advocates to Capitol Hill for the Congenital Heart Legislative Conference!

The MLHCoVa Sweetheart’s Dance was a ROARING success!

We had a lovely time and yummy food at our Thankful Hearts potluck on 13 Nov 2018!

MLHCoVa Inaugural Rock the Beat 5K/1 Mile Kids Run on 22 Sept 2018 was a roaring success thanks to our tireless volunteers, the generous sponsors and donations, and the fantastic partcipants! We could not have done it without all your support!!

Mended Little Hearts meeting – 23 August 2018. A terrific meeting where the speakers spoke to our group about support and self-care. Khadija Essaadi (not pictured) spoke about meditation. Chaplain Mary Tate spoke about spirtual self-care. Jessica Malone spoke about grief and anxiety counseling. Erica Taupier spoke about diet and nutrition. Ashley Genthner taught us about chiropractic self-care, and Kaitlin Loyer rounded up our meeting to speak about essential oils. In the meantime, the kids had fun in the next room with the child care that was provided!


MLHCoVa Heart Day – May 2018. Such an amazing day! Happy 1-Year Anniversary to us as Mended Little Hearts of Coastal Virginia. Our heart families had a blast at our picnic and at the zoo.

Emergency Services Day – April 2018. What a beautiful morning for our Firestation Tour, CHKD Transport Team talk and tour, Flight Paramedic Amy Hobart Cantwell talk and Nightingale demonstration! Our families are truly thankful for all who took the time to show us the ropes and made sure we knew that our heart kiddos are very important and special to them!


Mended Little Hearts meeting – 23 Jan 2018. CHKD’s Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr Fleenor, and Cardiac Surgeons Dr Gangemi and Dr P.Smith spoke to our group about the updates and development of the Heart Center at CHKD.

MLHCoVa families spread CHD awareness on the Hampton Roads Show!! (Nov 2017)


American Heart Association’s Heart Walk at Mt Trashmore (Nov 2017)


Coastal Virginia Magazine Giving Back Awards – MLHCoVa recognized in the Top25!! (Oct 2017)

Mended Little Hearts meeting – 8 August 2017. We were incredibly fortunate to have one of CHKD’s Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr Alexander Ellis come speak to our group about the transition of child to adult with CHDs. We also had the delightful John Maiorana, a rep  from the local Mended Hearts chapter come talk about the history and services that MH provides.


Mended Little Hearts of Coastal Virginia Second Meeting – 11 July 2017

In a conference room at Sentara Leigh Hospital, MLHCoVa held their second meeting, and everyone made cards to give to heart families that are currently inpatient. Rocks were painted to leave in random places to brighten someone’s day.

Mended Little Hearts of Coastal Virginia First Meeting – 13 June 2017

In a conference room at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, some of our amazing MLHCoVa founders, officers, coordinators, members and supporters came together for our first charter meeting.