Brian and Bridget O’Meara were inspired by their son, Liam, to start the Mend a Heart Foundation. Liam was born in September 2006 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) (he was essentially missing half his heart) and has successfully undergone three reconstructive heart surgeries.


He lives today because of the many heart babies that came before him and the great medical minds and compassionate caregivers who reconfigured his heart to function with a single ventricle.

In support of all children born with congenital heart defects and medical practitioners and researchers who advance congenital heart defect research, the Mend a Heart Foundation supports initiatives that extend and enrich the lives of heart kids.



The Mend a Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt charitable organization. The organization has no paid employees; it is run strictly by volunteers. One hundred percent of proceeds are directed toward initiatives that support our mission.

 

The Mend a Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The organization has no paid employees; it is run strictly by volunteers.

One hundred percent of proceeds are directed toward initiatives that support our mission.

We sponsor charitable fundraising events throughout the year.     ©2011 Mend A Heart Foundation    Photography by D’Lara Photography

One in
100 babies
in the U.S.
is born
with a
heart
defect.

Congenital
heart defects
are one of the most common type
of birth defect.

Their cause is unknown.

The Mend a Heart Foundation's mission is to fund promising research and initiatives that extend and enrich the lives of children born with congenital heart defects.