Rudy’s Heart

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One of the benefits of being home with Rudy these past 9 months is the chance I’ve had to s-l-o-w-l-y reacquaint myself  with my shop after a year-long hiatus.  I’ve always enjoyed the creative process of my jewelry making and silversmithing but, as with everything, it has taken on even greater meaning for me since having Rudy home.  

Shortly after Rudy’s diagnosis, I was inspired to make a special pendant that represents Rudy’s half (but still beautiful) heart…a perfect companion to the “Mama’s Heart” design I was already offering on my website.  I’m finally ready to unveil “Rudy’s Heart” and I wanted our Rudy’s Beat friends to be the first to see it!  🙂  I’m making them available for purchase on my website with our profit on each sale going to Camp del Corazon…a wonderful organization that provides rich camp experiences for children living with heart disease.  Rudy will be eligible to go the summer of 2015!!  Check out their site when you have a minute  It’s an organization we feel drawn to support not only because of the people for whom it exists but also because of the people who are involved…many of Rudy’s CT doctors and nurses volunteer their time to be counselors at the camp each year so the children are not only assured a FUN time but also a SAFE one as fully-equipped infirmaries are set up at camp to care for the kids’ special health needs.  

HLHS may define a big part of who Rudy is and  how it affects our son may be completely out of our control but there is something empowering about the process of creating (literally forming with my hands) our own symbol of HLHS and using it to help bring a little joy into the lives of kids like Rudy.  As the character Flint Lockwood says in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs …”We’ve got diem to carpe!”  And seize it we will…

16 thoughts on “Rudy’s Heart

  1. I love it Trish! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been looking for a heart pendant to represent Josiah. This is perfect!!!! You don’t know how excited I was to read this post!

  2. I feel honored to have been wearing mine already as well and how beautiful it is! you’re a genius and an angel, Mama Trish!
    Big love to you too Rudy,
    Aunt Andi

  3. Another winner! Rudy you have inspired so many people–how fitting to have this beautiful reminder of all that you HLHS babies and your families must endure. We love you and we think your Mom is a very good designer of silver jewelry. But I have to confess, all of you are gold medalists in my memories. Love always from Grandma Jo … and Grandpa Dick, too.

  4. You people are all so talented! I clicked me a RUDY’s heart so fast, my mouse is still smoking!! It is ADORABLE! Can’t wait to wear it, and tell the story that goes with it.
    oxoxxo Michele

  5. Love my Rudy’s heart and will pass the word along to my family and friends as well. Praying for Rudy’s lungs as well these days, let’s get them where they need to be. Hugs and kisses.

  6. Happy 16 month birthday, Rudy! You look so cute and happy in your photo!

    Trish, I’ll be heading to your website to order a pendant as soon as I’m done here…

    Miss you!

  7. I am looking forward to wearing my heartfelt reminder of Rudy and his family. I think of you guys everyday!
    XOX, Kathleen

  8. What a BEAUTIFUL creation to help support children affected by heart defects and HLHS. I have purchased one for my Sister Judy who lost her son Andrew to HLHS in Feb.2004 at six days old, and also our Mom-Andrew’s “Oma”. I’m sure they will treasure the remembrance for many years to come. I am a nurse who took care of a Grandpa with a grandson who is now 13yrs old and underwent the 3 surgeries for HLHS and is doing great. This is how I was introduced to your beautiful jewelry. All my prayers to Rudy and your family-Laura Anderson

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