Bright Heart Foundation
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P.O. Box 3463
Brentwood, TN 37024
Organization Details

Programs

Budget
$5,000.00
Description
Nashville Predators Foundation Grant - Bright Heart Foundation uses the grant money for in-kind donations that fill a wish list curated by nurses within the PCICU at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Children that live in Middle Tennessee and suffer from CHD spend much of their life inpatient at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. These comfort tools go a long way to life their spirits, encourage their parents and support teams and spread awareness about CHD.
Category
Health Care  -  
Beneficiaries
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Long-term Success
SURVIVE Program Funding Goal: $5,000 per year
Short-term Success
$5000 to fill the wish list of 2019 and 2020.


Program Success Monitored By
Linda Pilkinton and Margaret Martin (PCICU nurse at Vanderbilt)
Program Areas Served
None
Budget
$5,000.00
Description
Babies with CHD experience developemental delays due to their extended hospital stays and initial focus on just surviving their defects and complications that come with treatment. Bright Heart Foundation is working with Vanderbilt Outpatient and Inpatient Speech, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists. We provide them with tools that can be used on patients to further their development needs. We hope to equip the therapists with everything they need to help those babies/ children/ teens 'THRIVE' once they are outpatient.
Program Successes
Children are able to move more, interact more and communicate where they didn't have opportunities before.
Beneficiaries
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Short-term Success
$5200 to this program so far.
$2600 to outpatient therapists
$2600 to inpatient therapists

Program Success Monitored By
Linda Pilkinton, Dr. Ann Kanaugh and Denise Chapman (inpatient therapist).
Program Successes
Children are able to move more, interact more and communicate where they didn't have opportunities before.
Program Areas Served
None
Budget
$20,000.00
Description
ALIVE Program is designed to help the patient, families and care team live beyond the diagnosis of CHD. To cope with CHD being part of their lives, but not taking over their whole world.
Beneficiaries
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Short-term Success
We have formed a partnership with AGAPE Nashville to provide these services. They will handle all scheduling, staffing, and patient interaction. We need $20,000 for funding and marketing to get the word out that this program is available to them.

AGAPE has allocated some Cares Act funding to launch this program.
Bright Heart Foundation has also contributed $2500 thus far.
Program Areas Served
None

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Thank you for your support of Bright Heart Foundation.

Through our initiatives we can help treat those affected by CHD and mobilize a larger army to join our advocacy for these children. In turn, this will create a louder message and help us raise more funding for research as well.

Through SURVIVE, THRIVE, and ALIVE we can give hope to help heal hearts to the ecosystem of Congenital Heart Defects from prenatal diagnosis through adulthood.