The Power of Making a Difference

Patrons of the Hearts aims to create an endowment to cover the cost of medical treatment to underprivileged children with complex congenital heart problems. Our goal is to raise $2,000,000 for the endowment fund over the next three to five years to continue providing high quality pediatric cardiac care to these children in perpetuity.

Who We Are            

Patrons of the Hearts is a partnership between the University of Florida Pediatric Cardiovascular Center at Jacksonville, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and the community of Jacksonville. Together we are able to provide life saving cardiovascular treatment to ten children per heart at a time.


Meet the Children

Each year since 2006, five to ten children per year with life-threatening congenital heart defects, come to Wolfson Children’s Hospital for life saving procedures that are not available to them in their country of origin. Patrons of the Hearts makes this possible.


Become a Patron

Your donation of any amount makes a real difference. Our current goal is to continue to sponsor ten children per year while growing the endowment fund to $2,000,000. This would allow us to sustain the program in perpetuity at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.



Fast Facts:

8 in 1000 live births are affected by congenital heart problems worldwide

Approx. 90% of these births are children with no access to specialized medical care

$50,000+ is the average min. cost of open heart surgery

$200/month is minimum wage in underdeveloped countries


Patrons of the Hearts c/o Baptist Health Foundation
841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1300 | Jacksonville, FL 32207 | 904.202.2919
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