Outside The Lab

The Saving tiny Hearts Society 

Imagine a world where friendships remain youthful, and families stay together a little longer. For the Saving tiny Hearts Society (StHS), this is a world without Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), which causes abnormalities to develop in the heart before birth. StHS is passionately committed to eliminating the number one birth defects worldwide as a major health concern.

Since 2006, StHS has been working to fulfill its mission of allocating money to initiate life-saving research on congenital heart defects. This grass root funding bridges valuable research to millions of dollars of extramural funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) or other outside endowments. By providing financial assistance to revolutionary research, this non-profit organization expands and enhances the lives of countless children born with CHD. StHS has proudly raised and granted nearly $2 million dollars and funded thirty (30) research projects making it one of the most efficient non-profit organizations in the United States.

Serving as an active member on the Board of Directors, Dr. Wold is one of the significant driving forces behind this incredible organization. His time with the StHS began when he applied to receive a grant, yet was rejected. Passionate about his mission, and confident that it aligned with the organization’s goals, he defended his proposal and shared his own feedback with StHS. The former Board of Directors recognized Dr. Wold’s conviction and commitment, realized they overlooked his potential, and corrected their mistake by rewarding him with the jurisdiction of reviewing all further grants.

Since dedicating himself to the mission of the StHS, Dr. Wold has elevated through the ranks due to his strong influence. He went on to hold a chair position as Medical Advisor where he counseled the Board of Directors in deciding future grants. Dr. Wold’s outstanding medical, and professional advice distinguished him as a vital member of the StHS- so valuable he was quickly promoted from Medical Advisor to his current position as Board Director. His keen, analytical-eye and his sense for quality make him an irreplaceable contribution to the organization. His experience gives his opinion an impactful weight when deciding which grants will change the world to become one without CHD.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Whether you know someone with CHD or some other disease, we all know someone who is affected. Join Dr. Wold and the rest of the StHS in innovating the field of cardiology by getting involved. For more information on the StHS, please visit their website by clicking here.