2016 News

I was not very good at keeping up with my blog last year but that’s going to change this year!

I’ve decided to start writing weekly with news of interest to “Heart to Heart with Anna” fans.

Gracy&meOne thing that I’m very excited about is that “Heart to Heart with Anna” has a new intern! Gracy Kheshtinejad is our new Assistant Producer! Gracy attends Stephen F. Austin and she is majoring in Mass Communication and minoring in Advertising. We met at the Adult Congenital Heart Association regional event (in Houston) because her boyfriend has a congenital heart defect. I was immediately taken with Gracy’s sparkling personality. This is a photo of us at our first face-to-face meeting in Waco, Texas for us to plan how Gracy will help “Heart to Heart with Anna” during her last semester of school.

Monica's Headshot

I feel very blessed to also be working with Monica Mossey. She was a Guest in Season One on episode #9 — ‘Surviving the Teenage Years with a CHD.’ In 2015 Monica started really helping out “Heart to Heart with Anna” by creating the slideshows on BlogTalkRadio that accompany every radio show. We even had one Guest who couldn’t send us any photos, but Monica found photos that were appropriate to the theme of the show to give Listeners something pleasant to view while listening to the show.

I haven’t had a chance to meet Monica in person yet, but we’re hoping to do so later this year.

“Heart to Heart with Anna” is preparing to conclude its 6th Season — Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day! It’s been so much fun to talk with CHD Survivors, Heart Moms and even an awesome Pediatric Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist!

The theme for Season 7 is ‘Congenital Heart Defects Around the Globe’ and will feature CHD community members from around the world. If you’re interested in being on the show, please feel free to fill out the form Be On The Show under the Shows tab on the website.

Let’s hope this is going to be a very Happy New Year!

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