Saturday, June 23 

9:00 AM Registration opens
9:30 AM Meet Your Doctor!
     featuring Dr. Ohye, 
     Dr. Hirsch &
     Dr. Aiyagari
Pony Rides
Bouncy Houses
10:30 AM Meet Your Doctor!
     featuring Dr. Bove,
     Dr. Charpie &
     Dr. Crowley
Balloon Artists
Miniature Golf
12:00 noon Group Picture!
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Dunk the Doctor
Rock Climbing Wall
2:30 PM Visit from Survival Flight


        Many activities are open all day!


$5 per person, ages 2 and under are free. 


Donna Wilkin 
University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center 


Saturday June 23, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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Wiard's Orchard 
5565 Merritt Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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We got the Beat! 

slide“We Got the Beat” is a reunion held every two years in celebration and remembrance of children with congenital heart disease and their families, hosted by the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center and Save A Heart, in partnership with the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.

This reunion will bring families together from all over the country. The focus is to provide support, education and camaraderie in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Our activities reflect a country fair theme which includes pony rides, a ‘dunk the doctor’ tank, a rock climbing wall, bouncy houses, face painting, games and prizes.


T-Shirt Contest! 

reuniongirlSend us a design for our special celebration t-shirt! Try including U of M, the new Mott Hospital or this year’s focus on “My Doctor” in your design.

This contest is for kids with heart issues, ages 18 and under.
To be considered, all entries must be received by May 14, 2012, please send to:
           Donna Wilkin
           UofM Congenital Heart Center
           C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, 11-205
          1540 East Hospital Drive
          Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109-4204

A free T-shirt will be provided for our patients at the event, extra shirts will be available for purchase.


Meet your Doctor! 

We are introducing our newest idea... “Meet Your Doctor” where children and their families crowleycan reunite with their University of Michigan doctors, take photos, and share stories.

This year, “We Got the Beat,” will be honoring one University of Michigan doctor who has made a difference in the lives of many children and their families – Dr. Edward L. Bove. To those that call him their doctor, he is a hero, and for those of them that know his name, he is a role model, a caring clinician, an outstanding teacher and a talented scientist. “We Got the Beat” and our friends at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center are proud to announce the establishment of a tribute to Dr. Bove’s remarkable legacy: The Edward L. Bove, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Cardiac Surgery.


The Edward L. Bove, M.D.
Endowed Professorship in Cardiac Surgery 

boveAlmost every day for over 25 years, Dr. Edward Bove has given the families of children with congenital heart defects hope. Each year Dr. Bove and his colleagues at the Congenital Heart Center perform more than 900 pediatric cardiac surgeries. In fact, many of these incredibly complex procedures are done so frequently they have now become routine – not commonplace, but certainly without question, doable. Moreover, some 98% of patients survive – statistics that were unimaginable just a few decades ago.  In addition, Dr. Bove has trained more than 36 surgeons to follow in his footsteps, many of whom now lead pediatric cardiovascular surgery centers throughout the world. 
To honor this extraordinary man, the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center is establishing a tribute to his remarkable legacy: The Edward L. Bove, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Cardiac Surgery.
If Dr. Bove has affected your life – or the life of a loved one – through his care, teaching, inspiration, or friendship, please join us in establishing this professorship. Visit or call 734-615-3657 to learn more.

Registration has been extended to June 15th @ 3:00pm, 2012 - Space is Limited!