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Our Story

Hi friends!  I'm Lynette Evans - Owner of The Cardiac Bear.  I have been married to Bill for 38 years and I live in Springfield, Ohio.  We have 1 son - David and a 1 eyed rescue kitty named Oscar.  

I started The Cardiac Bear in 2005 and it has been steadily progressing to adding more and more products all the time.  I opened an Etsy store in 2020 carrying the Cardiac Bears, Healing Hearts Pillows and most recently- weighted lap blankets for those struggling with anxiety, ADHD, sleep issues, PTSD and autism.  

The lap blankets have become a real hit, so if you want to know more about them, you can go to our lap blanket listings on the product page.  We are making them for kids as well as adults.  This came about when a friend who works with the developmentally disabled said that weighted lap blankets have been a real help to those who have one of these issues.  

Since then we have sold hundreds in different designs and weights.  We are in the process of getting them all uploaded to this website as well as our Etsy site.

Bill helps me in shipping (and doing all the heavy lifting for me) whenever needed as does my bookkeeping for me.

Maureta - (A total Godsend!) has been working with me part-time since 2020. Maureta - a retired veteran (A Master Sgt, in the Air Force) helps me sew the heart pillows for hospitals.

Below is our team who has helped out temporarily when we have large orders Kirsten,  Larraine and Mary - A retired veteran also (I love to hire veterans, if you hadn't noticed!)  

On a side note, we were featured in  the Sunday edition of the Springfield News Sun Newspaper!  Read about it here:


The Cardiac Bear News Article

Well, folks, thank you for visiting our site and supporting our small family business.  Blessings to all of you!

Lynette Evans

Bill Evans,

Maureta, Mary and Larraine and Kirsten.

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