Creating Awareness And Raising Donations Via Social Media #SistersByHeart

When I first started participating in social media, my goal was to share ideas and network with other individuals.  While that is still one of my primary goals, today I would like to try and do something else that will have a positive impact on the lives of others in need.

About two weeks ago my wife gave birth to our first child, Matthew, who was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).  This is a rare congenital heart defect that affects the left ventricle of the heart. In layman’s terms, it means that our son only has half a heart.  Today, there is no cure for this disease but over the past 30 years there have been tremendous medical advancements that have helped extend both life expectancy and quality of life for these amazing children.

Creating Awareness And Raising Donations Via Social Media #SistersByHeart image Sisters by Heart 300x138Creating Awareness And Raising Donations Via Social Media #SistersByHeartHowever, this isn’t about our story (if interested, you can read that here) but rather about how we can help support families experiencing a similar situation.  I would greatly appreciate your help in creating awareness and providing financial support for Sisters by Heart.  This organization was founded by a group of “heart moms” whose children were born with HLHS.  A major part of their mission is sending out care packages to new mothers to help them prepare for the journey ahead. These care packages are filled with items that you would never even think of but make things much easier.  For example, the care package includes side-snap onesies that make it easier to access your baby’s monitoring wires. Most importantly, Sisters by Heart offers HOPE through the stories of other families dealing with the same situation.  There isn’t a ton of information available on the web about HLHS (at least not current info) and this provides some peace of mind that you aren’t alone and there is hope.

To help get things started, Business 2 Community will donate $1 for every social share of this article up to 1,000 social shares (please include the hashtag #SistersByHeart).  In addition, if you or your organization would like to pledge additional donations to this cause to continue to help increase awareness and financial support, you can email me at brian@business2community.com and I will be sure to add you to the list below.  Note: donors can be listed as “anonymous”.

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Brian Rice & Dan Criel, Co-Founders of Business 2 Community

Special Thanks To:

$1,000+

Your Name / Organization Here

$501 – 999

Your Name / Organization Here

$101 – 500

Your Name / Organization Here

$1 – 100

Anonymous #1 – $50

Anonymous #2 – $50

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