Hearts Unite the Globe: A Nonprofit Organization for the Congenital Heart Defect Community

Hearts Unite the Globe: A Nonprofit Organization for the Congenital Heart Defect Community

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Thank you for visiting our Patreon page! We are Hearts Unite the Globe (HUG), Inc. which is a nonprofit organization designed to help bring members of the Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) and Bereaved communities together to learn, teach each other and support each other.

By having the community come together as one group, one voice, we have a chance to change the world. The (CHD) community now has a unique opportunity to interact with one another while discussing topics of interest which most certainly could affect us all.

The HUG Podcast Network is comprised of a series of podcasts including Heart to Heart with Anna: A Podcast for the Congenital Heart Defect Community and Heart to Heart with Michael: A Podcast for the Bereaved Community.

We need your help! With your help, we can expand our Podcast Network to include more podcasts to help members of our communities to have safe places to visit when people feel vulnerable, alone or scared. Our podcasts encourage members of the Bereaved and CHD communities with uplifting stories that share experiences and advice while educating our members on how they can be better advocates for themselves and those they love.

Why Patreon? Patreon is a site that hosts Creators. They believe in the power of people helping people. When people pledge a certain amount monthly, the Creators then have funds to allow for more creation to occur.

HUG is almost 100% volunteer-driven -- which speaks highly for the passionate individuals working to make our vision:  A world where everyone in the congenital heart defect community has the support and resources they need -- come true. Since we wrote that vision statement, almost 10 years ago, we have expanded our vision and our mission to also embrace the bereaved community. Because many of our community members are living with a life-threatening disease, we experience greater losses than the population at large. We believe that quality of life is more important than quantity of life. Our aim is to improve our audience's quality of life by providing programming that will inspire them, comfort them and encourage them while helping to instruct them on how to be the best advocates they can be.

We're not done. We want to grow our network. We'd love a Spanish-speaking CHD podcast. We want a podcast for adults with CHDs hosted by adults with CHDs. We would love to have a podcast for teens and tweens with CHDs hosted by a teen with a CHD. We would also love to have a podcast for bereaved parents hosted by a bereaved parent.

Our goals are simple: 1) Gain 50 Patrons. When we have 50 Patrons, we will create a LIVE bonus episode featuring Hosts Michael Liben and Anna Jaworski, as well as, Producers Nancy Jensen, and David Franco. Our Patrons will be invited to attend the recording and ask questions. We'll share some of our history of the podcasts and answer commonly asked questions. 2) Pledge of $250 a month. After we are earning $250.00 a month, we will create an episode of "Heart to Heart with Anna" or "Heart to Heart with Michael" based on suggestions from our Patrons. We will request our Patrons send us suggestions for Guests or topics and then we'll create the best show we can for our benefactors. 3) Pledge of $1000 a month. With $1000.00 a month, we will be able to add another podcast. Which podcast will be the one we add when we reach our goal? We'll be asking our Patrons to help us decide.
Tiers
Encouragers
$1 or more per month

On-air recognition


Sign up as a Patron and get a shout-out on one of our episodes!

Friends
$2 or more per month

Behind-the-scenes video of the making of our podcasts

Michael and Anna will share with you their studios and a little bit about how they got into podcasting.


• On-air recognition

Supporters
$5 or more per month

Invitations to special recordings with Guests willing to do Q & As after the interview

• First chance to ask questions of the special Guests

• Opportunities to suggest Guests or topics to the Hosts


Patrons who donate at this level want to know a little bit more and want to be a bit more involved with our podcasts. 


Behind-the-scenes video of the making of our podcasts

Michael and Anna will share with you their studios and a little bit about how they got into podcasting.

• On-air recognition

Advocates
$10 or more per month

Patron-only, unedited, extended show bonus material

Want to know what the Guests and Hosts say when the show is done recording? Sign up for this level to find out!


Invitations to special recordings with Guests willing to do Q & As after the interview

First chance to ask questions of the special Guests

• Opportunities to suggest Guests or topics to the Hosts

Behind-the-scenes video of the making of our podcasts

Michael and Anna will share with you their studios and a little bit about how they got into podcasting.

• On-air recognition

Defenders
$25 or more per month

Meet up with the Hosts when they travel!

• Q & A Sessions with the Hosts and Producers

• Patron-only merchandise


Our Defenders want to support us in a bigger way. They are passionate about helping our podcasts be sustainable and want to be part of the show -- which they can! They will have special Q & A sessions with the Hosts and Producers and, after 6 months of dedicated contributions, the Defenders will receive some special merchandise. Ideally, we'll be able to give that merchandise to our Patrons when we meet them in person!


Patron-only, unedited, extended show bonus material

Invitations to special recordings with Guests willing to do Q & As after the interview

First chance to ask questions of the special Guests

• Opportunities to suggest Guests or topics to the Hosts

Behind-the-scenes video of the making of our podcasts

Michael and Anna will share with you their studios and a little bit about how they got into podcasting.

• On-air recognition

Thank you for visiting our Patreon page! We are Hearts Unite the Globe (HUG), Inc. which is a nonprofit organization designed to help bring members of the Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) and Bereaved communities together to learn, teach each other and support each other.

By having the community come together as one group, one voice, we have a chance to change the world. The (CHD) community now has a unique opportunity to interact with one another while discussing topics of interest which most certainly could affect us all.

The HUG Podcast Network is comprised of a series of podcasts including Heart to Heart with Anna: A Podcast for the Congenital Heart Defect Community and Heart to Heart with Michael: A Podcast for the Bereaved Community.

We need your help! With your help, we can expand our Podcast Network to include more podcasts to help members of our communities to have safe places to visit when people feel vulnerable, alone or scared. Our podcasts encourage members of the Bereaved and CHD communities with uplifting stories that share experiences and advice while educating our members on how they can be better advocates for themselves and those they love.

Why Patreon? Patreon is a site that hosts Creators. They believe in the power of people helping people. When people pledge a certain amount monthly, the Creators then have funds to allow for more creation to occur.

HUG is almost 100% volunteer-driven -- which speaks highly for the passionate individuals working to make our vision:  A world where everyone in the congenital heart defect community has the support and resources they need -- come true. Since we wrote that vision statement, almost 10 years ago, we have expanded our vision and our mission to also embrace the bereaved community. Because many of our community members are living with a life-threatening disease, we experience greater losses than the population at large. We believe that quality of life is more important than quantity of life. Our aim is to improve our audience's quality of life by providing programming that will inspire them, comfort them and encourage them while helping to instruct them on how to be the best advocates they can be.

We're not done. We want to grow our network. We'd love a Spanish-speaking CHD podcast. We want a podcast for adults with CHDs hosted by adults with CHDs. We would love to have a podcast for teens and tweens with CHDs hosted by a teen with a CHD. We would also love to have a podcast for bereaved parents hosted by a bereaved parent.

Our goals are simple: 1) Gain 50 Patrons. When we have 50 Patrons, we will create a LIVE bonus episode featuring Hosts Michael Liben and Anna Jaworski, as well as, Producers Nancy Jensen, and David Franco. Our Patrons will be invited to attend the recording and ask questions. We'll share some of our history of the podcasts and answer commonly asked questions. 2) Pledge of $250 a month. After we are earning $250.00 a month, we will create an episode of "Heart to Heart with Anna" or "Heart to Heart with Michael" based on suggestions from our Patrons. We will request our Patrons send us suggestions for Guests or topics and then we'll create the best show we can for our benefactors. 3) Pledge of $1000 a month. With $1000.00 a month, we will be able to add another podcast. Which podcast will be the one we add when we reach our goal? We'll be asking our Patrons to help us decide.

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Tiers
Encouragers
$1 or more per month

On-air recognition


Sign up as a Patron and get a shout-out on one of our episodes!

Friends
$2 or more per month

Behind-the-scenes video of the making of our podcasts

Michael and Anna will share with you their studios and a little bit about how they got into podcasting.


• On-air recognition

Supporters
$5 or more per month

Invitations to special recordings with Guests willing to do Q & As after the interview

• First chance to ask questions of the special Guests

• Opportunities to suggest Guests or topics to the Hosts


Patrons who donate at this level want to know a little bit more and want to be a bit more involved with our podcasts. 


Behind-the-scenes video of the making of our podcasts

Michael and Anna will share with you their studios and a little bit about how they got into podcasting.

• On-air recognition

Advocates
$10 or more per month

Patron-only, unedited, extended show bonus material

Want to know what the Guests and Hosts say when the show is done recording? Sign up for this level to find out!


Invitations to special recordings with Guests willing to do Q & As after the interview

First chance to ask questions of the special Guests

• Opportunities to suggest Guests or topics to the Hosts

Behind-the-scenes video of the making of our podcasts

Michael and Anna will share with you their studios and a little bit about how they got into podcasting.

• On-air recognition

Defenders
$25 or more per month

Meet up with the Hosts when they travel!

• Q & A Sessions with the Hosts and Producers

• Patron-only merchandise


Our Defenders want to support us in a bigger way. They are passionate about helping our podcasts be sustainable and want to be part of the show -- which they can! They will have special Q & A sessions with the Hosts and Producers and, after 6 months of dedicated contributions, the Defenders will receive some special merchandise. Ideally, we'll be able to give that merchandise to our Patrons when we meet them in person!


Patron-only, unedited, extended show bonus material

Invitations to special recordings with Guests willing to do Q & As after the interview

First chance to ask questions of the special Guests

• Opportunities to suggest Guests or topics to the Hosts

Behind-the-scenes video of the making of our podcasts

Michael and Anna will share with you their studios and a little bit about how they got into podcasting.

• On-air recognition