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Brave Hearts

Friends, fun and a future for pediatric heart patients

New friends:
Brave Hearts is a support group of local families united by their children’s fight for life after being born with a complex congenital heart defect that required heart surgery. These children many times have endured multiple heart surgeries, heart transplants and other related medical issues. 

For the parents of these children, learning their babies had a serious heart defect that required surgery was one of the scariest things to go through. As a team, these parents wish to provide support for other families navigating this uncertain path. The Brave Hearts are here, because we have been there.

If you would like more information or to be connected to the support group, complete and submit this form.

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Have fun: 
Being average doesn’t seem like much to strive for, yet it can mean everything for children who yearn to do things in a regular kid way.  Camp BraveHearts gives these children that chance during a week in Scottsville, Ky. Children ages 6 to 16 who have congenital heart disease, who have undergone heart surgery, or who require medical treatment for heart disease get to experience summer camp as it was meant to be—the adventure of a lifetime!

Our future:

Caring for the medical needs of a child with a congenital heart defect requires a specialized team of professionals – a team that exists at
Kosair Children’s Hospital. As medical advances are made in the field, our local doctors must adapt.

One need for the medical team at Kosair Children’s Hospital right now is an ICU designated for heart patients. Over the next five years our fundraising goal is to contribute $100,000 toward this effort and to expand programs and facilities for heart patients at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

We hope you’ll join us!

Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame, benefiting Brave Hearts:
Join us for the annual Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame benefiting the Congenital Heart Center at
Kosair Children’s Hospital! Each year, the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame honors persons who have made a significant contribution or impact within the professional football community of Kentucky.

Hosted by the Children's Hospital Foundation and Brave Hearts in conjunction with the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame, hundreds of current and former football players, coaches, NFL professionals and fans gather to celebrate the newest inductees during a weekend-long celebration.

More information about Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame