Waffle breakfast to benefit ‘Mended Little Hearts’

Published 9:49 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

February is heart awareness month and Elbaville United Methodist Church is celebrating Keegan Minor’s life with a waffle breakfast on Feb. 2 from 7-10 a.m.

Keegan will undergo a third surgery this spring to correct being born with a single ventricle heart.

The Minor family has been blessed with Keegan’s health thus far and wants to raise awareness for Child Heart Disease during this month.

Elbaville will host the Tinman Club of the Piedmnont Triad, the local chapter of Mended Little Hearts.  The Tinman Club is based in Winston-Salem and serves families in the Piedmont Triad and southern Virginia. Members of the Tinman Club are families of children with heart defects/disease.  It offers support in many forms and provides fellowship for people who have been through a common experience with their children.  Their mission is: To support one another during difficult times, to share experiences, to be a shoulder to lean and/or cry on when its needed, and to celebrate life, while honoring those who fought the good fight but are no longer on this earth.

Keegan enjoys getting a gift bag from the Tinman Club during each hospital stay that includes snacks and toys. He also meets other children with CHD during annual Christmas parties and other events throughout the year.

On Saturday morning a large waffle bar with plenty of toppings, a fruit salad, bacon, juice and coffee will be served.

An offering will be collected to help support research and each family with CHD.