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Join in the fight against childhood heart disease by joining forces with your colleagues, family, and friends on the 18th June.
We support all those impacted by congenital or childhood acquired heart disease from diagnosis through to adulthood. There is no known cure and your support can help them live the best life possible.
If you are preparing for heart surgery for yourself or your heart kid there are undeniable fears of the unknown. Elle, one of our heart adults shares her tips on preparing for open-heart surgery.
Every 3 hours, a child is born with congenital heart disease; the reality is that it can happen to anyone's child. Sadly, every week, four precious lives are lost due to the disease. There is no known cure for CHD.
Finding out that your child or unborn baby has a heart condition can be overwhelming. HeartKids provides support for parents and carers in many different ways.
HeartKids has a dedicated space for young people (13-24 years) who have childhood heart disease to keep informed, manage their transition and support each other.
Adults with childhood heart disease have unique needs and challenges. HeartKids understands that this is a lifetime journey and we are here to support you throughout.
Heart Angels are children or young people that sadly die from congenital heart disease or associated conditions. We provide support and assistance to Heart Angel families.
The HeartKids Helpline is available Monday to Friday.
Fill in your details here and one of our support team will give you a call.
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Your generosity means heart kids and their families will continue to receive on-going vital support when they are at their most vulnerable. It also helps fund community support programs along with providing quality information to guide these families on their whole life journey and advocate for their needs.
Our support is a commitment for life because there is no cure. With your help, we can improve lives.
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Message from the CEO for HeartKids' community
My name is Janelle and when I was one day old, I was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease. In December, my sister Darian & I will be challenging ourselves to trek 240km along the 'Great North Walk' from Sydney to Newcastle to raise money for HeartKids.
HeartKids are very proud to be collaborating with the Heart Research Institute to better improve the future outcomes of all those living with childhood-onset heart disease.
Tips for preparing for surgery, packing for the hospital, what you’ll want to know before you leave hospital and when you get home from heart surgery pro, Ellie.
Whether you are a child, teenager, or adult with congenital or acquired heart disease, or a family member or carer, we are here to support you on your entire life journey. Meet some of the strong and inspiring people that have HeartKids by their side.
HeartKids pays its respects to the Traditional Owners across the lands on which we work and live, and acknowledge their Elders past, present and emerging.
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