About Us

Midwest Heart Connection was founded by Sue Petersen and Tracy Adams, both residents of Nebraska and mothers of children with congenital heart disease (CHD). They found each other on the internet and were a great support to each other during years following their children’s CHD diagnosis. Knowing their own needs and desire to communicate with other parents of CHD children, they created a group which would provide that support for all interested parents.

Our Mission

To provide support for children and adults with CHD, as well as their parents, families and friends – including personal communication, encouragement and assistance; access to CHD community; dissemination of educational materials and information on CHD; and distribution of surgery day care kits.

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Hearts of Hope Gala XVI

Save the Date

September 29, 2019

Scoular Ballroom
2027 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE

To volunteer, donate or for corporate sponsorships contact heartsofhope@midwestheartconnection.org

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2019 Gala

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Midwest Heart Connection

Midwest Heart Connection (MHC), provides support for children and adults with CHD. We help support the community by being a proud travel sponsor for parents who are chosen to participate at the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative, a national research program focused on dramatically improving the outcomes for children with cardiovascular disease.
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Bummer Bear Care Kits

Creation and distribution of care kits for each pediatric heart patient as they enter Children’s Hospital & Medical Center – Omaha for heart surgery. – Kits contain a Bummer Bear and essential items for lengthy hospital stays, coloring pages and activities for children, area and hospital information – local restaurants, etc., toiletry items, pens/note pads and information about MHC and Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
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Camp Braveheart of Nebraska

Camp Brave Heart is a week-long camp held in conjunction with the YMCA's Camp Kitaki, which offers a variety of fun outdoor activities including hiking, swimming and horseback riding. To ensure the medical safety of your child, members of our cardiology staff are on site at all times to dispense medications or handle emergencies. Midwest Heart Connection offers generous support to help defray the cost of camp.
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Email us today to see how you can be a part of our amazing cause.  Its our hope this will enable our members and supporters to connect directly with each other often, via email, to share their experiences, ask questions of our CHD community and provide guidance and suggestions for those new to the CHD world.

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