Welcome to Baby Hearts Press!
Baby Hearts Press is an independent publishing company that has been providing books and resources for the congenital heart defect (CHD) community since 1997. Owner and founder, Anna Jaworski, is the mother of a young adult with the complex congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). She is the author of two books, editor of two books, a contributor to a number of books (on CHDs and self-publishing) as well as a public speaker.
My Brother Needs an Operation
Written by Anna Marie Jaworski
Illustrated by Linda Ball
Baby Hearts Press' first children's book is My Brother Needs an Operation. This book is the story of how Joey's life was affected when his little brother, Alex, had to go to the hospital. The story shows the different ways Alex's hospitalization affected Joey. But My Brother Needs An Operation is more than that. This interactive book provides parents and children an opprotunity to talk about their feelings. With a Hospital Diary and Activity section, this book will also be a part of your family's history.
Few things are more stressful than having a child in the hospital. When you have more than one child that stress is exacerbated by the fact that your time is divided in a whole new way. Schedules are confounded, time may be missed from work and some parents even have to go out of town or out of state for treatment. All of a sudden life is much more complicated. If parents are in shock, dismayed or traumatized, just imagine how a young child might feel. This book is meant to help families through the crisis of having a child hospitalized by comforting the unhospitalized sibling.
See The My Brother Needs an Operation product page to read reviews, view the book trailer and for buying options.
Keeping Heart to Heart with Anna Beating
Anna has touched so many CHD and HLHS friends and family through her talk radio show, but now she needs our help to keep it beating.
Anna Jaworski is married and the mom of two boys. Her youngest son was born with a congenital heart defect and with that she has become an advocate for other children and their families with similar illness. This heart mom has been hard at work reaching out to other heart moms and kids to provide a community of support through her non-profit Hearts Unite the Globe, sales of her books from Baby Hearts Press and her Heart to Heart with Anna radio show on VoiceAmerica. Last month Anna had over 5,000 listeners and over 30 guests call in offering help, support, guidance, experiences and questions for the congenital heart communities. However, it is not limited to the CHD community, it has "broader appeal to any community dealing with chronic illness".
VoiceAmerica, the company that produces and hosts Anna's radio show, is quite happy with the pilot show and has offered a one-year contract at half the cost. That means Anna will be able to produce another 52 episodes this year. Lets show her some love and support so she can continue to keep touching the lives of this vast community.
To donate or become a member of the fundraising team, show your support by visiting our fundraiser at:
To learn more about the show, listen to past episodes, or for information on how to become a guest or suggest future topics visit HeartToHeartWithAnna.com
Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Month
by Anna Jaworski
Dear Heart Friends:
February is considered Heart Month, or as we Heart Parents like to say, 'Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Month!' As much as we Heart Parents like to focus on our children in February, it's really heart month -- and it's for everyone for good reason. When you see how heart problems affect so many Americans, you have to open your heart to doing what you can to raise awareness about ALL heart problems. So that means that we may need to wear red, celebrate someone jumping rope for heart and above all, we need to care about our hearts and stay healthy so we can be here again next year to do it all over again. Read more
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