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Our Vision   is that every child born with heart disease have access to appropriate medical, surgical & pharmaceutical care, and that children’s heart disease be corrected through education & research.


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Our Mission


The Mission of the Cardiac Kids Foundation of Florida is to provide assistance to families, and their children with heart disease. In addition, we fund medical research, education, and charitable health care for children with heart disease through local charitable initiatives and life saving mission trips. Support is provided in the form of financial help and assistance to those families who can not afford prescription medications post surgery, as well as travel related expenses for the related families of hospitalized children.

Our main research project involves the archiving and unification of worldwide terms through The International Society of Nomenclatures for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. This is a tool that will assist Cardiac Surgeons throughout the world, now and well into the future.

A portion of our assistance goes beyond financial and involves the actual surgeries, training, education and supply of equipment to communities who otherwise would not have this available to them. For example, our yearly Jamaican Mission Trip, headed up by Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs and his team, is currently responsible for saving countless lives through his efforts. The Larry King Cardiac Foundation has been a huge supporter of these annual trips.


Who We Are


  • Santo Carollo Portrait Santo Carollo Founder

    Santo Carollo witnessed first hand what it’s like to have a child born with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD’s). It inspired him to figure out a way he could help fight this horrible birth defect.(Read More...)

  • Jefferey P. Jacobs M.D. Portrait Jeffery P. Jacobs M.D. Founder

    Jeffrey P. Jacobs, M.D., FACS, FACC, FCCP is Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and Director of the Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program at Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute.(Read More...)

  • Marlee Huggins Portrait Marlee Huggins Founder

    Marlee (Selbach) Huggins moved down from Detroit, MI. at 19 years of age after her first year of college. While continuing her college education in Florida she met her husband Eric Huggins of 20 years.(Read More...)

Board Members
Christine Anderson Kay Jay Harris David Giorgione
Lewis Henry Max Recone Dr. Jeffery Jacobs
Jennifer Carapellucci Eric Huggins Dr. Kathleen Peditto
Santo Carollo Marlee Huggins Stacy Jacobs
Gary Sheffield   -   follow him on Chideo - The Charity Network

Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs Dr. Gary Stapleton Dr. Mel Almodovar
Dr. Vyas Kartha Jennifer Carapellucci, RN Lisa Moore, RN

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