ABOUT HEARTS CONNECTED
Meet Our Founder,
Hearts Connected, LLC was founded by DD Fritch. She is a pediatric nurse of over 30 years and mom of three. While she is now a healthcare leader and consultant, she was at the bedside for many years where she personally witnessed the impact that Child Life Specialist played on both the child and the child’s loved ones while they were facing situations during their medical care that was hard to understand.
She, along with Molly have a deep desire to bring the services that typically are only available to patients in pediatric hospitals to families while they are in their community. Connecting Child Life Specialist all over the United States with parents, caregivers, family members and most importantly, the children they love!
Providing services to help children cope, grieve and heal.
Meet Molly Porr Wilson,
Our Operational Manager
Molly Wilson is a Certified Child Life Specialist who provides clinical child life services to pediatric clients, siblings, and families, to promote coping with life’s most trying situations. After spending the last twelve years working in pediatric hospital settings, Molly is excited to partner with Hearts Connected to bring child life services into the community.
Molly believes that child life services are highly transferable and offer a wealth of support to children and families in the community who are facing many of life’s challenges.
Molly has been Lead Child Life Specialist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, providing child life services to patients and families in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center, neurology, neurosurgery and GI/Endocrine units. Molly also successfully established child life services when Inova Fairfax Hospital opened their pediatric surgery center. As a Lead Child Life Specialist, Molly provided clinical support and supervision to other child life specialists. She has completed the Management Essentials Program through Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
In addition to her child life certification, Molly has been a Certified Trauma Practitioner through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She recently completed her social work clinical field work with Coweta County Schools Social Work Department and LiveSafe Resources Transitional Housing Program, affording her the opportunity to ingrain her skills in multiple community settings.
Molly attended Auburn University where she obtained a BS in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Child Life. She completed her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University.
Some of what our clients have said
“This was definitely helpful. I wish I had this available for all of MY medical procedures.”