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Emily's Heart Bear Donations were a HUGE success!!

Posted on January 03 2018

A big THANKS to all the folks who donated to Emily's Heart bear donation campaign to bring bears to the heart kids at Advocate Children's Hospital in 2018!

With more than 500 bears donated, every child who undergoes open-heart surgery at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL during the 2018 year will be given a Mended Heart Bear during their stay in the hospital.

The goal of 500 donated Mended Heart Bears was reached in just 6 weeks! The campaign was an amazing success and finished with a total of 531 bears donated!! 

The first batch of bears were handed out during the holidays. They were a huge hit!  Check out a few pictures from the first delivery of bears to the hospital kids below. 

Emily's Heart card to the other "heart kids" receiving bears at Advocate Children's Hospital

Mended Heart Bears being distributed at Advocate Children's Hospital (Dec 2017)

A Mended Heart Bear being given to a "heart kid" at Advocate Children's Hospital

Laurie and Dr. Van Bergen at Advocate Children's Hospital

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