Midwest Heart Connection is a non-profit corporation under IRS Code 501(c)3.

The mission of the corporation is as follows:

• 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.

• To raise awareness of CHD by providing the general public with knowledge of the disease and information regarding the occurrence, detection and treatment of CHD; and to encourage the community to be more aware of the needs of those with CHD.

• To raise funds for pediatric cardiology research, and educational and treatment resources, so that more children with heart defects will survive, live longer, and lead an improved quality of life.