EVERY DAY WE WITNESS A MEDICAL MIRACLE
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. To date, the foundation has funded more than $700,000 toward causes that support our mission.
The amount of any contribution that is tax deductible is limited to the excess of any money over the value of goods or services provided. The Mend a Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The organization has no paid employees and is run strictly by volunteers. One hundred percent of proceeds are directed toward initiatives that support our mission.