Sunday, March 27, 2011

Welcome to Snuggles 4 The Heart

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog site, Snuggles 4 the Heart. I will just brief you on why I started this blog.
My name is Desiree Mackenzie I'm a big sister to Meggie and Cameron. 
Cameron was born with a very special but fragile heart. October 7th 2009 he was born with a congenital heart defect called HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME, which in easy terms means he was born with half a heart.

I have seen in him lay in a hospital bed many times, he spent the first 5 weeks of his life living in the University of Minnesota Amplatz. The reason he lived there for 5 weeks is because he under went his first of three open heart surgeries.
  The first OHS is called the Hybrid. His little heart was able to continue beating during that surgery. The pediatric surgeon placed a pulmonary band on each artery and that would control the blood flow to portions of his body, and a stent was also placed.
 My baby brother did awesome with his first ohs, but the feeding took a lot longer.
   Cameron had his 2nd surgery at six months old, he flew thru this one with flying colors, well he oded once but thankfully he made it thru it. He spent 8 days in the hospital.

Cameron has had lots of heart catherizatons also. He is the strongest lil man I know and I am proud of him!

We have met lots of heart families along the way, we have befriended a cpl and stay in close contact with them.

So onto what Snuggles 4 Heart is all about and what I do.

Snuggles for heart was founded Febuaury 2011, I had a class called Service Learning, So I came up with a project that I would get a grade on and then after that class was over I continued my project.
Snuggles 4 The Heart is my dream, I want to continue this for as long as possible in honor of my baby brother who has a serious heart defect (HLHS) .
I know that he cannot be in the hospital for any length of time without his favorite soft blanket. So I'm sure that there are other kids who are the same.
I make fleece tie knot blankies of all sizes...

♥ XSmall blankkies for babies
♥ small blankets for toddlers
♥ medium blankkets for older kids
♥ Large blankets for  evn older kids.

I try to get all different themes for the blankets, so there is something for everyone who needs a warm soft blankie.

I'm gonna TRY to keep everyone updated on blankets, with pictures and for the pople who want to donate fleece or already done tie knot blankies I will have a thank  you column.

If intrested please email me at:

Thank you for checking out Snuggles 4 the Heart
                 Desiree Mackenzie


Blogger Carrie Flynn said...

This is a very important thing you are doing. As a heart mama, thank you. I just linked from my blog here. I am out in Washington state and I don't know what your plans are but I want others to see the heart of a big sister. Cameron is very lucky to have you in his life.

March 27, 2011 at 10:11 AM  

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