HeartKids works to support families who have a child with heart disease and to reduce the incidence of childhood heart disease by supporting research.
I myself was a heart kid. As a result of contracting rheumatic fever at the age of five, by the age of 11, I discovered that I had a damaged aortic valve. I had my first valve replacement surgery twenty years ago and replaced again last year.
My first aortic valve replacement was as a result of the huge generosity of an Australian family, who had donated the aortic valve of a loved one. I would encourage everyone to visit the Donate Life website.