Hearts of Promise is a
non-profit organization, which was established on April 16, 2003 by
Tracy and Candace Turner and Candace's parents, Wayne and Carolyn Saunders. The
mission of Hearts of Promise is to raise funds for research, known as cardiac tissue
engineering, currently conducted by Dr. John Mayer at Boston Children’s
Hospital. Dr. Mayer and his research team are nearing clinical trials
for technology to grow heart valves from a child’s own tissue so that the
valves will grow with the child’s body and will not calcify over time, thus
eliminating the need for multiple open-heart surgeries.
Hearts of Promise is
a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
Dr. Mayer and his team are nearing clinical trials, but more funding is needed
to help this technology become a reality. Although congenital heart defects are
the most common type of birth defect, occurring in nearly 1 in every 100 births
in the United States, research into the treatment of congenital heart defects
is extremely underfunded. Through the generosity and support of many, Hearts of
Promise has donated over $200,000 to date for this life-changing research and
is dedicated to continue to raise funds until cardiac tissue engineering of
heart valves becomes a reality. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of
all funds received goes directly to Dr. John Mayer and his research team at
Boston Children’s Hospital.
You may donate by clicking on the “donate”
button on the left, or by mailing your donation to: Hearts of Promise, P.O. Box
681070, Prattville, AL 36068.
Washington-Holmes Technical Center (WHTC) Nursing Instructors and Students pictured with Dr. Mayer
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