Heart Heroes Inc.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Kitty Burton
Primary Contact Name
Kitty Burton
Main Address

6621 S 172ND AVE
Omaha, NE 68135-3251
United States

Heart Heroes, Inc.
6621 S 172 Ave
Omaha, NE 68135
United States

United States

What We Do

Heart Heroes provides support to children and families affected by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) through the distribution of superhero capes, programs to offer hope, and awareness initiatives to increase funding for CHD research. A Heart Hero is a child born with an abnormality of the heart that is present at birth called a Congenital Heart Defect. On average over 250 babies are born in Nebraska each year with CHD. Many will undergo open-heart surgery, facing developmental and cognitive delays, among numerous other health issues. With the scarcity of awareness of CHD, support is absent. Heart Heroes has established a network of support to meet the needs of these families and partners with local organizations like Bags of Fun, Munroe Meyer Institute, UNMC, and Children's Hospital to support these children and their families during their time of need and beyond.

Interesting Info
  • 1 in 100 children are born with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Over 20,000 families, friends & supporters have attended and been impacted by our family support events.
  • Totes of hope, inpatient meals, Camp Braveheart & grief support are just a few of the many programs provided to our local CHD families
Photos and Videos
Each year over 1,000,000 babies are born worldwide with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD
CHD - Abnormalities in the heart’s structure or the heart’s electrical system
There are more than 40 DIFFERENT types of Congenital Heart Defects
50% of children born with CHD need heart surgery or other interventions in order to survive
There is no known prevention or cure for CHD
Children with heart dISEASE are often at lifelong risk for other medical problems & cognitive or developmental complications
Programs of Heart Heroes
Children born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
Heart Heroes
Awareness for CHD