In this episode of Seated2Serve, Host Jeff Bickerstaff talks with Angela and Garrett Kelley, founders of the Jeffrey Has Heart Foundation (JHH) supporting families caring for their critical care children in hospitals. Learn about their son, Jeffrey Kelley, who launched the idea while he was being cared for a heart valve that wasn’t working properly from birth. At 15 years old, his heart was having difficulty keeping up, and he went in for an open heart surgery. Through a complicated surgery, the family knew they’d be spending a lot of time at the hospital. Garrett began making arrangements to have people send letters to keep him encouraged, and the effort quickly grew to over 3000 cards with the help of local radio stations and his connections at Fidelity. Before they knew it, they had garnered massive attention, and realized they had tapped into a community that could benefit other kids, too.
Join the Jeffrey Has Heart Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and support this initiative by attending the Jeffrey Has Heart Annual Gala at the SMU Hall of Champions this June 28, 2019. Go to JeffreyHasHeart.org to discover how you can help families in this situation with your support.
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