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BRINGING HOPE TO YOUNG HEARTS

VISION

Children with heart disease deserve a better life, and by investing in programs that focus on improving and promoting a healthy life-style, we directly impact outcomes and thus touch the lives of children and families.

MISSION

Changing the life expectancy and the quality of life of children with heart disease is our mission. Children with heart disease deserve a better life.

INSPIRATION

“Life is more than a pumping heart. Our next challenge is to make sure that our patients will live at their maximum capacity.”

Dr. Barbara Cifra, Founder

HOW CAN YOU HELP

We have made amazing progress here at SickKids, but making real change means keeping the momentum.

Each year in Canada, 1 out of every 100 babies born has a heart defect and more than half need surgery to survive.

Most children with heart disease, despite the excellent surgical outcome, are not “cured” but must live with their conditions.

Modern medicine has given us the possibility to save many children born with congenital heart disease, but it is our responsibility now to make sure that they have a good quality of life and that they live up to their maximum capability.

With the help of donors like you, we can support a new program that drives change in children’s lives.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE SAYING

You would be hard pressed to find anyone as happy (or as busy) as this little boy. It’s hard to believe that he underwent his first heart surgery before he was even born.It’s harder to believe that he had 3 open heart surgeries and several catheterization procedures before his first birthday.

“The sky is the limit for Elijah thanks to the staff at Sick Kids. He may be one in one hundred statistically, but his is one in a million to us.”

Elijah Jessop

Elijah's mom

I think it is important to support Heart Research because children like me who are born with heart disease deserve to play, participate in physical activities, and lead a normal life just like other kids our age.

Arezo Farah

13 years old

At Sick Kids, we definitely felt like we were a part of Eli’s care team. Being included in the daily rounds was a strong point. There were all these brilliant people in the room, but they were very humble. They didn’t make you feel like you were at a lower level if you didn’t understand something. They made sure we were there when they discussed that day’s care plan. They asked us for our input and respected our knowledge.

Eli Janke

Eli's mom