By Megan Madsen

I feel thankful to be invited back into the Children’s Heart Network community. Three years ago, I had the pleasure of covering Krista Molia’s maternity leave with the Vancouver Island Hearts of Gold (VIHOG) youth group. Since that time, I have become a mom myself.

I am excited to be back, and I most look forward to getting to know the VIHOG youth and their families.

Outside of the CHN, I currently work with children and families who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or similar neurological conditions.

My free time is spent with my husband and our energetic toddler.

I want to say a big thank you to Krista for all her hard work over the years and how she has shaped our youth group.

I hope to preserve our special spirit and continue to provide opportunities for heart youth to connect and have fun!

For more information about VIHOG events in Victoria, please contact me at

“Vancouver Island Hearts of Gold” is from our fall 2019 newsletter, Heart Matters. See our Newsletters page for more stories and to subscribe.