Jet It, which offers fractional shares in HondaJets, has partnered with HeartGift to help provide heart surgeries to children worldwide. Founded in 2018, Jet It has already raised more than $750,000 for various children’s charities.
“I am personally drawn to HeartGift as I myself was born with a congenital heart defect,” said Jet It founder and CEO Glenn Gonzales. “Fortunately, my defect self-corrected, but the children that HeartGift serves are not so lucky.”
Through this partnership, Jet It will provide funds and awareness to help support HeartGift’s mission of providing access to care for children born in developing countries with congenital heart defects and very little access to care. To date, HeartGift has provided heart surgery to 500 children from 35 countries with medical partners Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center, and other children's hospitals in San Antonio, Texas, New Orleans, and abroad.
By bringing children to the U.S. for medical care or bringing care to the children closer to their homes, hearts are mended with just one surgery and the children have the opportunity to live a full life without limitations, Gonzales said. HeartGift bears all costs for the surgeries.