Resources for Families
We have compiled a page of resources that may be helpful to families affected by Congenital Heart Disease.Read More
Our Inspiration & Motivation
Read the heart journeys of these amazing kids!
The Zane Walker Memorial Fund
100% of the proceeds donated to this fund will be used to help families cope with the emotional and financial pressures associated with CHD. Some of the help we provide includes: Petrol, parking & food vouchers, accommodation, & sadly, assistance with funeral costs.Read More
A Visit with Levi
I recently had the pleasure of visiting my little buddy Levi McCormack. I have been working with Levi’s family for the past two years, and I still remember so clearly the day I met Levi – he stole my heart! In December 2011 Levi’s family was given the devastating news that his condition was now terminal, and that nothing else could be done. Since receiving that heartbreaking text message from his mum Karina, I have been helping to make some of Levi’s wishes come true. On this day, Levi was in the best mood I had seen him in for such a long time. There was a spark in him that had been missing. He seemed to have more energy and was far more talkative and playful.
We spoke about his updated wish list, and how we could make some of those things become a reality. This time with him was truly precious. We laughed, and joked and he chatted my ear off about all things food. I set him a mystery box challenge and he returned the favour. We studied dozens of ‘sour lollies’ on the internet and figured out which ones we’d like to try. Before I knew it, over two hours had passed. Although on the outside today, Levi appeared well, I know that on the inside it’s a gravely different story. It’s my personal mission now to make sure that I can help Levi fill as many wishes on his list as possible.
To follow Levi’s journey on Facebook click here. If you can help make one of Levi’s wishes a reality please email Traci – email@example.com
A Big Surprise for Julian
This weekend Precious Hearts was able to fill a wish for 12 year old Julian Summers – his very own laptop. Julian is a heart warrior with a rare life threatening heart/lung condition called Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. We are so glad you loved your laptop – stay strong buddy! To follow Julian’s heart journey you can visit his Mum’s blog Saving Jules.
Christmas on the Edgar Stephen Ward
It has become our annual tradition to set up a Christmas Tree on the Edgar Stephen Ward at The Children’s Hospital Westmead. This year the theme of the ward is JUNGLE. The staff have done a great job decorating the corridors with all things jungle, and we decided to make our tree as jungle themed as possible! We brought in 200 metres of fairy lights to add to the decorations as well as some inflatable jungle animals. Once the tree was decorated, we placed many gifts underneath so that children who are admitted to the ward during December can chose a Christmas present from underneath the tree. Many thanks to our special helper Levi McCormack, who made a special trip to the hospital to help us decorate the tree. Also a big thanks to all of you who donated or sponsored gifts to go underneath the tree!