Hayden's Heart Inc. assists families who have children with heart diseases, while raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects.
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- doTERRA International recently made a donation to a mother's retreat hosted by the nonprofit organization, Hayden's Heart Inc. The retreat, "Healing of the Heart – A Retreat for Mamas of Angels" held in White Haven, PA was designed specifically for mothers who have lost a child due to heart diseases and defects. The retreat aimed to provide a support system of other mothers to accompany these women on their journey of healing, as they cope with the grief of losing a child. doTERRA's donation consisted of products that were included in gift baskets given to each mother in attendance at the retreat.
Hayden's Heart is a nonprofit organization that was created by Rob and Ady Dorsett after losing their son, Hayden, to a heart condition when he was only a few months old. The purpose of the organization is to raise awareness about Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) and to help families who currently have children with heart diseases. The foundation assists families with travel expenses and medical bills associated with CHD and other heart diseases. Health insurance doesn't always cover procedures, hospital stays, medication, or home care for CHD, so many families find themselves in financial distress while treating the disease.
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the leading cause of all infant deaths in the United States. While many parents tragically lose their children to these kinds of heart diseases, there are still plenty of families fighting to save their little ones from the effects of CHD. Hayden's Heart Inc. strives to make it possible for struggling families to keep up with medical bills while they care for their child and seek the best solutions available.
As mothers gathered at the Healing of the Heart Retreat, they received support to help them cope with the stresses and grief that come with losing a child. Hayden's Heart uses fundraisers, events, and community outreach to provide comfort and assistance to families who have lost the battle with heart defects, as well as those who are still fighting. doTERRA was honored to provide products for the retreat and help Hayden's Heart to comfort these deserving mothers. If you are interested in donating to Hayden's Heart, learn more on their website.
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As Alzheimer’s patients succumb to pneumonia and infection, a doTERRA Wellness Advocate strives to help.
During her years of college, doTERRA Wellness Advocate Mary Gauldin began volunteering for the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Her love of the elderly and her desires to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease connected her with those she worked with, and when her grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it only fed her desire to help the cause of eliminating Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that occurs because of the degeneration of the brain, and it can interfere with memory, thinking, and behavior. These symptoms are likely to influence a person’s ability to perform daily tasks like walking, remembering, and swallowing. The loss of everyday capabilities can also lead to additional health issues such as infection. For example, people with Alzheimer’s are at a greater risk of getting pneumonia because of complications associated with swallowing. Swallowing inabilities can cause individuals to inhale food and liquid into airways which may lead to infections like pneumonia.1 Aside from pneumonia, other infections and side effects that can occur from Alzheimer’s symptoms include urinary tract infections (UTI), the flu (influenza), and broken or fractured bones from falls.2
The Alzheimer’s Association is striving to eliminate Alzheimer’s through raising money for research, advancing research, providing care and support for Alzheimer’s victims, and by promoting brain health to reduce risks of dementia. As part of the association, volunteers, like Mary, help to bring this vision to fruition.
For Mary, her personal mission as a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association "is to provide a better quality of life for those living with this devastating disease." She is constantly involved with service projects, fundraising events, and seminars that are structured to support and build those suffering from Alzheimer’s. One of the projects she directed and created was the "Brains, Beauty, and Bunco" event that served as a Ladies Night Out for those in the facility. This fun event is one of many events that help to enhance the quality of living among those she serves. Through volunteers like Mary and through the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts, they are making the difference for the thousands of people fighting against this disease today.
Visit the Alzheimer’s Association website to learn more or to donate.
1. "Alzheimer’s disease"
2. "Late-Stage Caregiving"
Peter & Susie Bagwell are doTERRA Wellness Advocates committed