LJ's Healing Hearts was founded by Karyn Lange and Betsy Shannon after Betsy's daughter, Lucy, was born with a congenital heart defect. In the first year of Lucy's life, the family came across many financial obstacles. With the knowledge that 1 in 100 children are born with congenital heart defects, they felt passionate about providing for other families in need.
In 2015, LJ's received their IRS tax exemption as a 501(c)3 organization and the two began putting together applications. They set out to ensure that families could apply easily and the programs offered gave a wide range of assistance. Since inception, LJ's has been able to provide $37,000 in financial assistance to more than 20 families.
Being a tax exempt charity, LJ's is organized to raise money to provide financial relief to families in the Midwest impacted by Congenital Heart Defects. Please consider donating to help a family through this journey.