Hayden's Heart is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that has been created to honor Hayden Jeter Dorsett. Our mission with his foundation is to raise CHD awareness and to keep Hayden's Memory alive by helping families affected by CHD.
We acheive this goal by hosting numerous fundraisers each year in memory of Hayden. While planning each event, we choose a fellow heart family whose child is beating the odds against CHD but whose family could also benefit from financial help towards outstanding medical bills, travel expenses and just every day living. Unfortunately health insurance companies do not always cover all medical procedures, hospital stays, or medicines and equipment that need to be available for home care. In addition to those expenses, several families must travel far distances to ensure their child is receiving care from the absolute best hospitals, giving their warrior the best fighting chance. Because of this, we have decided to make it our mission to support these families both financially and emotionally.
In addition to financially supporting these families, we also distribute care packages three times a year to five pediatric cardiac units on the East Coast. To learn more about our care packages, please see : Hayden's Favorite Things and Other Care Packages.
As a grieving family, we are also passionate about supporting the bereaved heart community. Our ‘Grieving Hearts Care Packages reach over 50 bereaved heart families each year, and our annual Healing of the Heart Retreat is a place of solace for grieving heart angel moms. Through Hayden's Holiday, families are granted a mini vacation to get away and spend time with their loved ones.
And our dream with Hayden's House of Healing is to build a retreat house to service all families grieving the loss of a child.
Please browse the rest of our site to see what other ways we are reaching heart families, and for ways you can become involved.
If you know a heart family that you would like to nominate as an honoree for one of our events, please email Ady for more information.