November 2, 2015
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.1 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