Mended Hearts of Richmond

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Purpose

Chapter 28 Purpose


 The purpose of Mended Hearts is to offer help, support, and encouragement to heart disease patients and their families, and to achieve this in the following manner:
 

  • To visit, with physician approval and to offer encouragement and support to heart disease patients and their families.
  • To distribute information of specific educational value to members of The Mended Hearts, Inc. and to heart disease patients and their families.
  • To establish a program of assistance to physicians, nurses, medical professionals and health care organizations in their work with heart disease patients and their families.
  • To distribute our 12 minute CD to those heart by-pass and value replacement or repair patients, designed to renforce lifestyle changes and encourage recovery.
  • To cooperate with other organizations in education and research activities pertaining to heart disease. 
  • To assist established heart disease rehabilitation programs for members and their families.
  • To plan and conduct suitable programs of social and educational interest for members and for heart disease patients and their families.
  • To raise funds to place AEDs in public places such as schools, government buildings etc. In the past we have placed 43 AEDs throughout the Richmond area and surrounding counties.
  • To work closely with the Mended Little Hearts. These are the children who are born with congenital heart poblems and their families.

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