Welcome!

Who We Are
California Heart Connection is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by parents of children with heart defects.  The organization is run solely by volunteers, and is made possible only through donations.  

Our Mission
We are committed to building a community of friends and families who are affected by congenital heart defects (CHDs), working closely with medical practitioners, and educating the general public.





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Supporting those with heart defects

What We Do
Families and Individuals
We provide support, information and resources to families with children with congenital heart defects and adults with CHDs.  We know there is no substitute to talking with others who face similar circumstances.  Connecting with others allows us all to exchange information, share emotional support, and know that we are not alone.  We provide:

Medical Community
We are committed to working with the medical community to share up-to-date and accurate information about congenital heart defects, as well as provide information and resources for their patients.  Please see our published abstracts and articles, and our handouts and forms:

Public Awareness
We work to educate the public about congenital heart defects to promote early detection and create awareness of new treatments available.  See our news page for newspaper articles written about California Heart Connection.
Founders Debbie Hilton Kamm (left) and Karin Yospe with Braedon (HLHS, 3 open-heart surgeries) and Rebekah (cc-TGA, VSD, dextrocardia) - the inspirations for California Heart Connection.  
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14th Annual Picnic
Saturday, May 31st!   
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Read our published journal articles and abstracts based upon our nationwide survey of parents with children with CHD.  This is the largest study of parents of children with CHD to date!

​Research participants needed in southern California.  Please see the study information to see if you or your child qualifies.