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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Q&A

HeartKids have some Q&As regarding COVID 19 and CHD. We continue to monitor the advice of the Australian Department of Health.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

HeartKids have updated information for heart kid families but we continue to monitor the advice of the Australian Department of Health.

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Strawberry Day Sunday 1st December

MarketPlace Fresh donates sale of strawberries to HeartKids. Delicious!

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Notification of Annual General Meeting

The 2019 AGM will be held at 6pm (AEST) on Tuesday 17th December 2019

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Call for Nominations for the Board 2019/2020

Just a reminder that nominations for the Board of Directors close on Sunday 22nd September

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Teen Camp 2017 - Group Photo

EOI Open for Medical / Clinical / Allied Health Volunteers for Teen Camp 2020

Expressions of interest for Teen Camp have opened for Medical / Clinical / Allied Health Volunteer for Teen Camp 2020. Registrations close 15th August

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Medical Research Future Fund Grants for CHD Now Open

HeartKids are proud to announce applications are open for the Medical Research Future Fund - Accelerated Research - Congenital Heart Disease

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Skating At supporting HeartKids

Skating At and Logistics Events Australia hosted our HeartKid families across Australia for a fun session of ice skating.

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Drakes Supermarkets - Heroes for HeartKids

Capes, masks and lycra tights may be an unusual sight in Drakes Supermarkets but on Friday 31 May, customers were treated with staff and management channelling their inner super heroes for HeartKids.

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Jaidyn and Penny with HeartKids

HeartKids Heroes at Hosier Lane

Our HeartKids Ambassadors, Jaidyn Stephenson, Collingwood AFL Player and Penny Cula-Reid of Collingwood’s VFLW have both built successful athletic careers in spite of having congenital heart disease. Last week they joined up with some of our registe ...

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New Blogger Nathan - Where it all began

19 Dec 2019

Nathan tells their journey from a dad's perspective and how it has inspired them to give back to HeartKids.

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Jesse on ECMO

10 Ways I Got Through The Day When My Baby Was in Open Heart Surgery

19 Nov 2019

Camilla mum to heart kid Jesse shares the 10 ways she got through the day of his open heart surgery.

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New Blogger Heart Kid Mum Camilla & Jesse's story

24 Oct 2019

Over the next few months Camilla mum to heart kid Jesse will be retelling their journey and providing some insight and helpful tips that they have learnt along the way.

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What is Super Boss Day?

8 Apr 2019

What is HeartKids Super Boss Day all about? We need you to be a real superhero for Aussie heart kids!

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Reflections on Developing the CHD Action Plan

15 Feb 2019

Our Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle was very involved from a community perspective in the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart are her thoughts on the process.

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Congenital Heart Disease and Exercise

9 Nov 2018

Our Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle shares her tips and tricks for exercising - from an amateurs point of view

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Open Heart Surgery - Tips & Tricks from a Pro

12 Sep 2018

Our New Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle shares her tips and tricks for getting ready for surgery, what to expect during your hospital stay and at home.

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Stem cell release blog

Stem Cell research funding for congenital heart disease

31 Jul 2018

Today the Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, reiterated the Australian Government's support for the Conquering Childhood Heart Disease Research Mission, by providing $750,000 in funding to investigate regeneration of heart muscle using stem ...

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Teen Camp & Supporting Teens to Prepare for Adulthood Living with CHD

13 Jul 2018

Mark Brooke, HeartKids CEO, reflects on HeartKids Teen Camp and our role in helping young people prepare for managing their own health into their early adult years.

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Evelyn's Super Hero

6 Jun 2018

Evelyn is dressing up as her super hero for HeartKids Super Boss Day, her hero is her heart surgeon.

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