Heart Within A Heart Caring

Providing assistance to children and families incurring the costs and time commitment associated with treatment of congenital heart defects.

Quilt to Care

Sharing a love of quilts with congenital heart defect infants, children, and adults.

Expand the Medical World

Supporting the advancement of patient and medical professional knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects.

Heartfelt Dreams Heroes

Join one of the very early tetralogy of Fallot surgery patients in thriving with a congenital heart defect.

Heartfelt Dreams Foundation is determined to provide emotional support and financial assistance to congenital heart defect patients while working with leaders in cardiac care to advance medical knowledge in an effort to benefit these patients.


The Board of Directors of Heartfelt Dreams Foundation gratefully appreciates the applicants for our 2020-2021 Academic Nursing Scholarship. In this competitive process, we are so pleased with the quality of applicants interested in pursuing nursing careers in cardiac care. It is with great privilege that we announce that the $5,000 scholarship is being awarded to Samuel Murphree, a registered nurse pursuing the RN-to-BSN Advanced Placement Option at The Mississippi University for Women, College of Nursing and Health Sciences. We truly wish Samuel and all applicants the very best in their nursing career endeavors.

Heart Within A Heart Caring

We are dedicated to providing emotional and financial support to congenital heart defect patients and their families.  We are supporting an endowed cardiac nursing scholarship at Massachusetts General Hospital and are offering an annual academic scholarship to a cardiac nurse on a competitive basis. We hope through our financial support to improve the quality of life and healthcare for patients living with congenital heart defects.

Heartfelt Dreams Foundation

Heartfelt Dreams Foundation was established based upon the inspiration of its founder, Eric Ankerud, and his wife Lori, who is one of the very early patients to survive and thrive with the congenital defect known as tetralogy of Fallot.  We hope that through the sharing of her inspirational story and the stories of others, our Foundation will make a difference in the lives of congenital heart defect patients.

Heartfelt Dreams Heroes

Congenital heart defect patients, families, and friends are invited to share their stories of hope and happiness and be recognized as a Heartfelt Dreams Hero.  Through this effort, our Foundation hopes to inspire a greater understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects and improve the lives of those dealing with this lifelong condition.