A Foundation for CHD Research



Project Heart was founded by Tyler and Erica Thayer after their son, Calvin, was was born with Tricuspid Atresia and Transposition of the Great Arteries. After experiencing the effects of CHD first hand and witnessing other families in the hospital going through similar situations with their children, they wanted to do something to further heart research and help families during their time in the hospital. Project Heart was formed to fund research for congenital heart disease and create much needed awareness for a mostly hidden disease.

Tyler and Erica Thayer with their son, Calvin just before his second open heart surgery.

Calvin with his friend…


Meet Suha, Director of Awareness and creator of World of Broken Hearts. Suha’s daughter, Nadia, was born with Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. Following 3 heart surgeries Nadia spent 6 months in the hospital waiting on a heart transplant. During their stay a family friend took professional photos of their family as a gift. These photos were cherished by the Dabit family long after Nadia received her new heart. Suha began to realize that many other families only had blurry cell phone pictures of their children during their extended hospital stays. Providing free professional photography to inpatient families became her way of giving back.

World of Broken Hearts began in June of 2015 and quickly became a growing outlet for families to share their stories and create awareness for CHD. Suha became a Board member in April of 2017 and we are thrilled to have World of Broken Hearts as the awareness arm of Project Heart

Suha Dabit, Creator of World of Broken Hearts and Director of Awareness for Project Heart.

Nadia, CHD survivor and transplant recipient, showing her scar.