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Having a child with congenital heart defects/disease can be difficult.  Time spent in the hospital away from other family members, financial hardships from medical bills and time away from work, and the emotional and mental toll it can take on both the child and parent/caretaker.  We ensure Heart Families feel supported by providing comfort items and financial aid both locally and worldwide.

Comfort Kits

KHT supplies hospital comfort kits to Heart Warriors and those that are sitting bedside with them while in the pediatric intensive care units worldwide.  KHT comfort kits include toiletries, food gift cards, comfort items such as a blanket, water bottle, and teddy bear, fun items for parent and child such as journal, coloring book, crayons, and small activity to do bedside.

financial aid

Having a child with congenital heart defect/disease can be earth-shattering.  Not only can it be emotionally and mentally draining, the financial burden that follows can be devastating.  KHT provides financial assistance to Heart Families so a parent or caregiver does not have to choose between sitting next to their child while recovering from heart surgery or having to go to work to pay for rent, food, utilities, etc.  This is hard enough, so allow KHT to help ease the burden. 

KHT provides wish list items from local hospitals a few times a year.  We are honored to be able to provide pediatric intensive care units and cardiac clinics with the items that will make Heart Warriors and their families a bit more comfortable.

Hospital wish list

UMMS Children's Hospital Children's Heart Program

The Krueger Hat Trick Foundation, along with other amazing donors are helping to fund University of Maryland Children's Hospital - Children's Heart Program's state of the art cardiac catheterization, operating room, pediatric waiting room, and Heart Family respite center.

Check out the video of the groundbreaking of the cardiac catheterization lab!

chd week

KHT supplies Heart Warriors and those that are sitting bedside with them while in the pediatric intensive care units at local hospitals goody bags and wish list items to celebrate Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week!

The Krueger Hat Trick Foundation funds the Beads of Courage - Cardiac program for Johns Hopkins Children's Center and University of Maryland Children's Hospital.  Beads of Courage provides innovative Arts-in-Medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them.

beads of courage

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