Counting Kindness

Portsmouth, Va. (WAVY) – Mended Hearts is a group that offers support to cardiac patients. Polly Clodfelter has been providing encouragement, education and red heart pillows to those who have been through surgeries similar to hers. 19 years ago she had aortic valve replacement. Back then, a Mended Hearts member visited her and made a big impression. As a result, she joined their group on the Peninsula and has been dedicated ever since. That was 18 years ago. Polly and her fellow Mended Hearts volunteers spend a great deal of time with patients and their caregivers, as well as presenting to community groups and making cardiac care nurses feel special. Mended Hearts has three groups in Hampton Roads-one on the Peninsula and two on the Southside.

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