Our Story

Jayden Riley DeLuca was born with a congenital heart condition known as a single ventricle. In the 2 1/2 years, she was with us, she underwent 2 major open heart surgeries and numerous clinical procedures. Sadly, the necessary technology that could have saved Jayden didn’t exist when she needed it. But that can be changed. Our hope is that soon, pediatric cardiac conditions will be completely manageable or will be a thing of the past altogether. Since being established in 2008, the foundation has raised money that has been donated towards pediatric cardiac disease awareness, support and research. We have worked closely with St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise to create The JDF Family Resource Room. It gives families a place to relax, research diagnosis, meet with doctors or simply take a few minutes to themselves. We are currently working to expand this project as St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital expands into a brand new Children’s Pavilion. We also work with the Children’s Hospital Colorado, donating to their research facilities. They are one of the nation’s leaders in research of pediatric cardiac conditions. We fund various research projects in the areas of diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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