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Little Hearts Poker Run.

Upcoming Events

  • 2nd Annual Little Hearts Poker Run
    2nd Annual Little Hearts Poker Run
    Sat, Jun 03
    Dive Bar
    Jun 03, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Dive Bar, 1116 Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    Jun 03, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Dive Bar, 1116 Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    This year we will be raising money for Lukas Hogenhoff. Date of this years event is June 3rd, 2023. Dive Bar is where we will start. They are going to start serving breakfast at 9. We will leave at 10:30. From Dive Bar we are going to I.C.’s Billard’s, then Jake’s. - stops are subject to change!


Little Hearts Poker Run was founded in 2022 by Rachel Neuner, Jordan & Rob Johnson, and Danny & Jeanette Nowlin. CHD is a major part of Rachel Neuner and Jordan Johnson's life. Rachel's daughter (Jordan's Bonus Daughter) survived CHD after having Open Heart Surgery when she was only 4 months old at St. Louis Children's Hospital in MO. Kayleigh was born with 2 holes in her heart, one in her Ventricular Septum and the other in her Atria. Kayleigh is now 6 years old and she wears her battle scar with pride.

Danny and Jeanette Nowlin have a heart as big as gold. They also have an annual car show that raises money for those battling cancer and have been able to raise over $200,000 for different cancer foundations. Danny and Jeanette originally came to Rachel, Jordan, and Rob with the idea to do a fundraiser for children born with detrimental heart conditions. From there, LHPR has taken off and raises thousands of dollars every year for a family battling this deadly disease.

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Rachel Neuner

Rachel is very passionate about CHD and does all that she can to bring more awareness to the fatal condition. Rachel's daughter had Open Heart Surgery when she was just 4 months old to do 3 different repairs. Rachel has a very big heart and loves helping those in need. Rachel's biggest goal and aspiration for LHPR is for it to help and touch as many people as possible.

Rob Johnson

Rob has been working on cars professionally and as a hobby for many, many, years. Rob has a heart that is bigger than his soul and cares for others no matter what. He has a special interest in LHPR because of his Step-Granddaughter, Kayleigh, but in all reality, he just likes helping others. It doesn't matter how he does it, he just wants to help. He loves seeing kids smile and play happily and he wants to ensure that all kids get to have as many smiles and happy memories as they can in one lifetime.

Jordan Johnson

Jordan started working on his car at just 13 years old, when him and his dad started building Jordan's '67 Impala. He'll never admit it, but he's a big softy especially when it comes to little ones or just his loved ones. Jordan's biggest motivation for LHPR is his bonus daughter, Kayleigh. He doesn't want anyone, no matter how big or small, to have to go through what she went through and whatever he can do to make that process easier, he wants to help.

Jeanette Nowlin

Jeanette has a heart of gold. She loves helping people and you just see in the way she talks to people that she cares so deeply and passionately. When she isn't helping people, she is usually having fun, dancing, and making memories with her husband, Danny and their grandkids.

Danny Nowlin

Danny is a hard worker who loves even harder. He loves helping others and is always making new friends. Danny loves spending summer nights on the deck with his wife, Jeanette and their grandkids.


Kayleigh Flowers
LHPR "Mascot"

Kayleigh is loving, kind, caring, and a giant ball of energy! Kayleigh was born at 41 weeks with a hole the size an adult male's thumb nail. However, it wasn't found until she was 2 months old. After 3 hospital stays over the course of a month and half, her doctor deemed her failure to thrive at only 3 months old. Finally, at 4 months old, Kayleigh had open heart surgery (on Valentine's Day) to repair the hole in the lower champers of the heart. Once inside, doctors found an additional pin-sized hole in her Atria along with a cardiac shunt that they had to "zip tie" shut. Now, Kayleigh is an official CHD survivor and loves showing off her battle scars.

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