​​Heartfest, Inc.

​My name is Elizabeth Todd. I am 11 years old & I was born with a condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). What that means is that I was born without the left half of my heart. To date, I have had three open heart surgeries to “replumb” my heart so that the right side does all the work. This is not a cure! Today, I am doing really well! I am in 5th grade now & I love school. I also dance, do gymnastics and love nothing more than playing with my friends & family.​​

It is the mission of Heartfest, Inc. to provide funding for dedicated research on the cause and prevention of Congenital Heart Defects and support initiatives that extend or enrich the lives of kids like me. 

Our mission is to

raise money to fund

promising research, and

offer scholarships to families

so they can attend Family

Heart Camp, where they get

the support they need to

learn to live life as a

"Heart Family".

Copyright © Heartfest. All Rights Reserved.

Heartfest, Inc is a

501c3 nonprofit organization

Tax ID# 81-4027629

This year we continued to fund the development of a drug called cangrelor that is used to prevent blood clots from forming in infants following heart surgery (like the one that Elizabeth had when she was one month old). You can watch a video about this drug development from this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A19d-C1nEsI

We also funded a study looking at long-term neurodevelopmental issues in CHD kids following heart surgery. The purpose is to understand whether genetics or surgical techniques lead to brain abnormalities, and to ensure normal cognitive development through early intervention. We remain humbled and incredibly grateful for your continued support of Heartfest.

With love and gratitude,

Heidi Todd, Chris Todd, Nicole Cleland

801 aSHWOOD Dr
​Venetia, PA 15317



Half a Heart, Full of Hope