You Can Help Heal Broken Hearts

This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of BIOLIFE4D. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 The month of February is all about love and hearts! Today I want to you to think about something. What comes to mind when you think about your heart? Your real heart. The heart that is the biggest muscle in your body and pumps your life-flowing blood. The heart you cannot live without.

Did you know that 1/3 of women and 1/4 of men die from heart disease? Death from heart disease is greater than deaths from all types of cancers combined. Each year 5,000 people receive heart transplants, but over 600, 000 people die while waiting for one. These statistics are heart breaking, in more ways than one!

I bet some of us have taken that precious heart for granted at one time or another. All of us probably have been affected by or know someone that has dealt with heart disease.We can’t keep letting heart disease ruin lives and families. Raising funds has to be at the forefront so we can beat this awful disease and help heal broken hearts.  High blood pressure is prevalent in my husband’s family and even they don’t take heart disease seriously. I am working on changing that. Heart disease isn’t something that we can ignore.

Technology Can Heal Broken Hearts

Technology is fascinating. Can you imagine a using a technology that can make a viable and safe organ replacement a reality? That is just what BIOLIFE4D is committed to doing. They are working tirelessly on perfecting the technology that will revolutionize organ replacement.

Biolife4D is planning an equity crowdfunding campaign in February where the general public can buy shares of stock and participate in this journey to save lives!

BioLife4D has made it their goal is to 3D print a viable human heart suitable for transplant – the technology would help eliminate waiting for donor organs, eliminate challenges of organ rejection and increase the life span of more patients.


The gift of life is so precious. What a gift it would be for families to have more time with their loved ones while giving heart patients a greater chance at surviving and thriving with a heart condition.  With BIOLIFE4D, a patient-specific, fully functioning heart will be created through 3D bioprinting and the patient’s own cells, eliminating the challenges of organ rejection and long donor waiting lists that plague existing organ transplant methods.

To help raise awareness I’ll be partnering with BioLife4D to participate in the “Act of Heart” challenge. The challenge is simple and we can all participate and encourage others to join us, too. Through a simple act of kindness we’ll join together to help create awareness and raise necessary funds to support the research that will allow heart-patients more time with friends and family.

February is American Heart Month so we’re going to give back from the heart. What a better way to be grateful for your own healthy heart than exercising it? BioLife4D is challenging all of us to get creative while engaging in an ”Act of Heart” in support of this important research while inspiring others do to the same.

Help Heal Broken Hearts

I bet all of us know someone with a heart related disease or defect. My own nephew died at six weeks of age due to a congenital heart defect. There are so many stories to share, but let me tell you about the inspiration I found from Jack’s story.

Jack Radandt was born with a rare condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The condition is a congenital heart defect affecting normal blood flow through the heart. After years of medical procedures and surgeries Jack was able to thrive, return to school and enjoy activities all kids love. But suddenly at age 11, Jack’s heart began to fail.

After many failed therapies doctors decided to give Jack a Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD). The HVAD is a mechanical pump implanted in the heart to help blood flow in people with weakened hearts. Jack was the first single ventricle child in the U.S. to have a HVAD placed. This technology gave Jack time. Time to continue to thrive until a heart donor was available. What an amazing use of technology to provide life!

Jack’s story and many others have inspired me to support BiolLife4D. Please educate yourself and consider supporting the equity crowdfunding campaign Biolife4D is launching this February. The general public can participate and buy shares of stock in this journey to save lives!

Please help heal broken hearts and kindly send a handwritten card to a child who will be delighted to receive your kind words of support and encouragement. But don’t stop there. Keep the challenge going! Get your family and friends involved in an “Act of Heart” too. Please tag a few friends and friendly to encourage them to join in making a child’s day.

You can find out more about the great things happening at BioLife4D and help support by investing their equity crowdfunding campaign efforts. The 3D bioprinting is life changing technology that we can’t ignore. Giving transplant patients the gift of life is something everyone should be willing to support. Won’t you consider joining the revolution and help make a difference in someone’s life today.

Visit the BioLife4D website for more information.  Follow the BioLife4D story on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Let’s make February a month that heart transplant patients will remember forever. Help give life!


Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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  • Reply
    February 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Technology is absolutely amazing. Just think of how many lives this could save! The future really is now.

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    Joely Smith
    February 20, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    This is so beautiful! I love this initiative! Sending a letter like this truly can help heal others! Heart disease runs in my family so no pun intended but this issue runs close to my heart! Thank you so much for spreading awareness!

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    Danielle Smith
    February 20, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I think that the goal of a viable 3D heart is a wonderful idea! I think with the advancements of technology, we’re not that far off!

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    Jennifer Van Huss
    February 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    That is an amazing story about Jack!! Thank God for technology!! This is a great informational piece! I never knew!

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    Sarah Bailey
    February 20, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    WOW what an amazing thing they are looking to do and hands up if that become a possibility that people could have a transplant with a printed heart just WOW its mindblowing! Good luck to them!

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    February 20, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    This is such a good thing to do. We all need to take more time to help those in need-especially kiddos!

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    February 20, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Medical technology is just incredible. I hadn’t heard about this before, but it is fascinating and really gives hope about what we can do in the future. What a wonderful thing.

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    Paula Schuck
    February 20, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    I read about BioLife 4D recently too. So amazing. This science had progressed so much. I hope more people take up the challenge and share and invest and write the letters too. Jack’s story is one of many I am sure.

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    Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    February 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    It’s really amazing how much we’ve improved when it comes to medicine. I think this is a great opportunity for people to have a second chance at life and it’s definitely worth supporting.

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    February 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Wow! I really love this so much. Technology is an incredible thing, isn’t it?

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    Becky Willis
    February 21, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Such a wonderful initiative! I think that technology is amazing for so many reasons. But this reason is now one of the biggest. Helping a ‘broken’ heart is truly a wonderful thing to be able to do.

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    Dina Demarest
    February 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I’m so sorry about your nephew. I can only imagine how that spurned you on to help find a cure/help for others. I’m so proud of you for raising awareness for others! Not everyone would do that.

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    February 22, 2018 at 3:36 am

    This is such a great thing to do!! I need to jump on it and get some cards written!!

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    Chei Pangan
    February 22, 2018 at 10:17 am

    In 3D? That’s great ha! Thanks for the modern technology. It is really great to help healing the broken hearts.

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    Lisa Bristol
    February 22, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I will definitely send a few handwritten cards. I think this is a great way to get the family involved in something that can really help make a difference. I will have to share this with my friends.

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