The Heartfelt Dreams Foundation was the brainchild of Eric Ankerund and his wife Lori. Lori was born with a congenital heart defect back in 1958. At the time, all surgery to correct any heart defects in children was rare, but Lori went through a series of operations that were, thankfully, successful. She required many follow-up surgeries, but we are so happy to report that Lori is the proud mother of two adult children and continuing to live her best life.

She hopes that her story and journey will raise awareness around congenital heart defects and give hope to parents of young children born with this condition.

The foundation does so much for so many. In addition to providing education, financial assistance, and emotional support and counseling for families, they offer a nursing scholarship! They also offer something called “Comfort Quilts," which enables quilters to donate quilts to babies and adults who have congenital heart defects. Lori is an avid quilter and artist, and feels that each quilter puts a piece of themselves in the work and helps give visual, physical, and spiritual warmth to others.

The 2nd Annual Heartfelt Dreams Celebrity Charity Golf Classic went off without a hitch!  Logan and I were thrilled to be involved and help spread the good word about this fantastic organization.

I held it down at the WOKQ Swag Table and kept the beats bumping: 

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And Logan got his golf on! He said his team CRUSHED IT.

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It was all thanks to this 6 foot 5 talk drink of water we affectionately started calling "Big Dave."

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I was so impressed by all of the thoughtful touches. Each table had an adorable golf-themed centerpiece, and also a sign that highlighted a member of the community who has received financial or emotional assistance from the Heartfelt Dreams Foundation:

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It is all thanks to the amazing Ankerund family! I love watching them work together as a team to execute this event (from left to right: Eric, Lori, Sarah, and Eric Jr.).

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What an amazing event! Should we do it all over again next year? I THINK SO!

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