Thank you for helping us make Christmas a little bit special for all those heart kids in hospital.
Every year over 200 heart kids & their families will be spending Christmas in hospital, often like little Michael it will be their first Christmas.
By contributing to our Christmas appeal, your generosity can help us deliver much needed support especially over this time of year.
As Michael's mum Jessica says, "We count our blessings every day and are so thankful for the emotional support we received from HeartKids. It was approaching Christmas time and they left this Christmas hamper for us. It was not expected, nor was it necessary. But this is just how thoughtful they were. They just wanted to make sure that we could focus purely on Michael.”
Your donation means that we can offer:
- Emotional support to the families when they are at their most vulnerable.
- A bit of festive cheer when they are feeling isolated and alone. $20 can help towards a simple meal, or a Christmas gift for a heart kid or sibling.
- Hampers to those struggling financially while in hospital and at home. Just $140 can provide a hamper for a family in hospital over Christmas.
Your donations are enormously appreciated - because they really do make a difference where it's needed most.
Any donation over $2 are tax deductable.
Every 3 hours in Australia a family welcomes a child into this world that has a lifelong heart condition. Every day eight babies are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and tragically every week, four young lives are lost.
Families of babies born with heart defects endure enormous emotional and financial stress and the news is often received without warning. Having surgery is not a cure.
Children with congenital heart disease will face unique challenges for the rest of their lives and for many, this will include ongoing medical treatment, long stays in hospital and repeated heart surgeries.
HeartKids supports those affected by CHD both in hospital and in the community through its support services and programs. HeartKids hosts teen camps, opportunities to connect with other young families in the same boat, Christmas parties for the CHD community, peer support and more.
HeartKids makes sure that families are supported during their stay in hospital by providing emotional support, meals, parents care bags, accommodation and emergency travel funds for rural families.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for brightening up a heart kid’s Christmas, its the small things that bring the biggest smiles to the families.