Sunday, June 13, 2010
ANGEL'S PEDIATRIC HEART HOUSE-CHARITY OF CHOICE
FRANOVIK DESIGNS always thinking of community has teamed up Angel's Pediatric Heart House, (www.aphh.org).
Angel’s Pediatric Heart House was created in February of 2004 by Sonia Perez. Sonia’s late husband, Dr. Angel R. Perez, was a pediatric cardiologist in the South Florida area. Dr. Perez was a respected cardiologist amongst his colleagues and loved by the families he served. In 1999, Dr. Perez was diagnosed with kidney cancer; and in January of 2000, Dr. Perez succumbed to his illness. He left behind a wife and two daughters.
In September of 2000, Mrs. Perez and her daughters hosted a picnic for the families that were under his care. What was really special that day was that parents and children got an opportunity to meet and socialize with other families affected by CHD in a casual and fun atmosphere. The picnic became an annual event, but it became clear that the families needed more than just an annual event, they needed a place outside of the hospital or physician’s office where they could come together and offer each other social and emotional support throughout the year.
Angel’s Pediatric Heart House is a non-residential, congenital heart defects support community. It is a place where the entire family—parents, CHD child, siblings and relatives—can come together and join others affected by CHD to give hope and encouragement and to share their experiences.
How we help APHH? We include Angel's in all our press releases and events. Hoping to generate revenues for both organizations, a portion is donated to Angel's. This year, Thanks to Mr. Sale Stojanovic, owner of Funkshion Music and Fashion and co-owner of Design Miami, monies collected at all their events throughout this year including our fashion show "Elements of Green", will be donated to Angel's Pediatric Heart House.
Sonia, the driving force behind it all is amazing. This incredible woman, thinks, eats, sleeps APHH. She visits the local children's hospitals and families. It is such a pleasure working with her and her foundation members like Jen, among others. Sonia is truly an inspiration. God Bless....
Please visit their website, www.aphh.org, read what she is doing and generously give to this noble cause, "SAVING CHILDREN'S LIVES" is what it all about.