Tiny Hearts Big Dreams

10 years ago the Duyck family started the Chloe Duyck Memorial Fund also known as ‘Hope 4 Tiny Hearts‘ in honor of their baby girl Chloe that was lost at the tender age of 4 days old to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Funds that are raised are earmarked for research and awareness in the area of pediatric congenital heart defects. The mission of ‘Hope 4 Tiny Hearts’ is to raise awareness and funding for congenital heart defect research, along with additional research and medical advances. The hope is that these children will experience better outcomes and survive longer; hence Tiny Hearts Big Dreams.

Hope 4 Tiny HeartsThis year marks ‘Hope 4 Tiny Hearts‘ 10th year of raising funds for congenital heart defects, so they wanted to make their 10th year big! If you are a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, family member or friend of a heart child visit Crowdrise.com and start a fundraiser in honor of your heart hero. Donate any amount from 9/10/14 at 9 AM ET to 10/24/14 at 12 PM ET and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $50 Disney gift card. If you are the fundraiser that raises the most money online from 8/29/14 at 9 AM ET to 10/24/14 at 12 PM ET you’ll win a DISNEY WORLD VACATION for a FAMILY OF FOUR! This is such an amazing opportunity not only to raise awareness but to have an opportunity to win a Disney World Vacation! To get started on sharing your story or spreading awareness, click on the big red button that says ‘Set Up Your Fundraiser’. Then, choose ‘Start Your Own Fundraiser’. If you just want to donate, then you can do that also.

The Chloe Duyck Memorial Fund also known as ‘Hope 4 Tiny Hearts‘ is such an amazing organization that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for research and awareness pertaining to congenital heart defects in children. As a mom of a child that was born with a congenital heart defect I can appreciate the hard work and dedication of this organization. Since congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects and are the leading cause of death within the first year of life, please share this post with your friends, family, Facebook friends and neighbors. You never know who has been affected by this disease.

Chloe Duyck Memorial Fund


Written by: Aimee Fauci


  1. Thanks for spreading the word. Heart defects are an issue affecting more people than we realize. What a great cause.

  2. What a great cause and great program to help so many. Spreading awareness really makes a difference.

  3. Thank you for posting about this wonderful foundation. I’ll be donating because I have several people close to me whose children have congenital heart defects & I want to help out in any way I can. I’ll also be sharing via my social media outlets as well. Great post! <3

    • aimeefauci@gmail.com says

      Thank you so much! The organizer of this is truly amazing and her entire heart and soul are dedicated to this.

  4. As someone who was born with a congenital heart defect I personally understand what patients go through. This is a great charity and I am glad they are raising awareness and money for this great cause.

  5. I have never heard of this before. I love what a great cause it is.

  6. I’ve never heard of this before but it’s great that you have shared it with us because now those who didn’t now know. Great cause!

  7. What a great cause something we definitely want to get the word out about. I had a friends whose newborn had a heart defect and died a few months after birth it was a really tough time for her I will have to share this with her.

  8. Congenital Heart Defects are one of those almost hidden problems. Unless you know someone, people just don’t seem to think about it. Its not all in your face like cancer. With a lot of the technological advances there is much more help today than their used to be.

  9. This is a great charity and I think it is great that they are giving incentives to people to help raise awareness and money. I hope they will do well with this fundraiser and I am planning on contributing myself.

  10. Amanda McMahon says

    This looks like a good cause. Tiny hearts tons of love to them!

  11. This is such a great cause! I have a friend who’s sister’s baby was born with heart problems. It was a very trying time. Thankfully, she is okay but still has to be on medication.

  12. I love anything that has to do with helping others. This is great!

  13. That’s a fantastic amount they’ve donated for the good of improving/fixing congenital heart defects! I love to read things like this, and it’s nice that you’re promoting a cause that means a lot to you.

  14. what a great campaign, that is really cool.

  15. Congenital heart defects are so much more common than people think. I’m glad this campaign is raising money and awareness.

  16. What a great campaign! Hooray for worthy causes. Good luck with this!!

  17. It’s a totally worthwhile cause and there’s a great chance to win besides. I think it’s an obvious yes.

  18. OH! That’s so awful to lose a child, my heart hurts for them! But it sure is beautiful to see how they have turned that pain around and are helping others! Amazing organization – thanks for telling us about it!

  19. Melissa Smith says

    Sadly, so many children lose their life early on from congenital heart defects. But I’m so glad that this family is doing something positive from their loss.

  20. I love reading about organizations that I have never heard of that are raising awareness for a serious issue. I wish them luck in the fundraising!

  21. What a wonderful cause and a good way to bring attention to something that could use research money.

  22. What an awful thing to have to deal with. I’m glad this effort is being made.

  23. What a great sounding cause, I hope they manage to raise a lot of money and help get to the bottom of it all. x

  24. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I love that Hope 4 Tiny Hearts raises MILLIONS and puts an end to this once and for all. I hate to think about kids suffering.

  25. I have never heard of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. My goodness, how sad that these things happen, but thanks to Hope 4 Tiny Hearts, they are getting the word out there.

  26. This is such a worthy cause! I will do what I can to contribute and I pray that they will raise enough money to find a cure for this so that no child or family has to go through something like this.

  27. What a great cause. I hate that congenital heart defects are so common, and I hope they can find a cure to prevent the defects from occurring in the future!

  28. What a lovely cause! Thanks for sharing to get the word around. 🙂

  29. Our very dear friends have a son that was born with a heart “Opportunity for a miracle” (defect is such an ugly word.) He received a life saving heart transplant on January first of this year, one day after his 11th birthday. We know all too well the severity of heart issues in children. THanks for all your work in promoting this cause.

  30. Such a good cause to promote for such tiny people. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention!!

  31. Wonderful cause!

  32. What an amazing cause and what a creative way to obtain donations! I love it!

  33. What a great cause! Great to promote awareness!

  34. I actually never have heard of this disease. What a great cause and I sure do hope they find a cure.

  35. This is such a beautiful cause. I have a family member that has two children born with congenital heart disease. We are avid supporters of research for this cause.

  36. What a great cause and a positive way to educate the world about congenital heart defects.

  37. Congenital Heart Defects happen way more than anyone would think but I am glad that this family is using their daughters death as a way to spread awareness!! I’m also glad that your daughter is ok!! 🙂

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