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Heart Kids NZ

For 40 years, Heart Kids New Zealand has been providing crucial, lifelong support, information, connection and hope so that heart kids and their whānau never face their heart journey alone.

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This week, 12 Kiwi families will be told their child has a heart condition. This news can be devastating, and families need to know they are not alone.

With no cure for a childhood heart condition, Heart Kids NZ is committed to providing lifelong, vital services at no cost to ensure all those impacted will feel supported, informed, educated, and connected.

Heart families can be faced with separation, isolation, stress, financial hardship, and loneliness during their journey. The future is uncertain, and these families need support.

“You’re not really ever out of the woods,” says Rebecca Gourlay, Maya’s mum.

Heart Kids NZ is the only organisation in Aotearoa NZ dedicated to providing that support.

We help at every step of the journey; from diagnosis, through childhood, the teenage years and into adulthood. Our practical and emotional support is vital in helping individuals and families cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with a childhood heart condition.

Once a heart kid, always a heart kid