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Fridays with Faith: Little Heroes

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Good morning Fridays with Faith readers!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday last week, celebrating our country’s independence and the heroes who protect our freedom.  Today I’m here to tell you about a different kind of hero, one who is rather little but faces big challenges like a champ!  I’m talking about kids who have endured countless doctor visits, hospital stays and life-saving operations due to congenital heart defects. Their bravery warms my furry heart!  Many of these heroes have been empowered to continue their bravery with a super hero cape from Heart Heroes.  They’re so snazzy even I wish I had one!

Heart Heroes, Inc is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide support and comfort to children and families affected by congenital heart defects (CHD).  They do this through the distribution of superhero capes and other forms of encouragement.  To date they’ve provided over 1200 capes to children with CHD worldwide!  I don’t know if I can count that high!  That is a LOT of super heroes!  What Heart Heroes is doing is SO COOL that they have a waiting list for the capes!

I love kids, especially when they’re petting me and giving me treats!  But seriously, would you like to help these kids find their inner super hero?  Check out the video below to learn more and visit http://www.heartherocapes.com for more information or to make a donation.

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This article was written by FAITH

My name is FAITH, and I'm a service dog to Sgt Terry White, PH IOF. You've probably seen me around the Market America office or at one of their events. I'm the pretty blonde with the big smile The wonderful maCares team is pretty fond of me, and they've decided to devote each Friday's blog post to my stories, pearls of wisdom, and "tails" of others giving back to their communities. We'll call it "Fridays with Faith". What you may not know about me is that I'm named after someone special. The flag that represents this great country flies high on the flag pole for my namesake's sacrifice. I am named in memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Faith Hinkley, who died on August 7, 2010 in Iskandariya, Iraq. Faith was part of the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Through me, Faith Hinkley's legacy lives on, helping and healing another wounded soldier. maCares loves making a difference in the lives of veterans and animals. Please consider donating or getting involved with maCares so they can continue supporting veterans and dogs like Terry and me, and honoring heroes like Faith Hinkley.

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