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The Personal Story That Drives One Family to Help Others┃Meet Our Donors

Published January 5, 2022 Rachael and Craig Atkinson discovered Children’s HeartLink while searching for volunteer opportunities abroad. They loved the organization’s mission but since neither of them are medical professionals, did not feel qualified to volunteer abroad. They began donating instead and have been steadfast donors since 2008. Rachael’s story Their connection to Children’s HeartLink … Continued

How One State in India Transformed Heart Care for Children

Published on December 16, 2021 In this blog post, our Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy Bistra Zheleva shares how Children’s HeartLink helped to connect the local government in the Indian state of Kerala and its health providers to integrate services for children with congenital heart disease (CHD). This innovative program for CHD based … Continued

Children’s HeartLink in 2021 | Top Five Stories

Published on December 14, 2021 2021 was an enriching year for Children’s HeartLink. We changed our program model, established transformational partnerships and strengthened our advocacy work for children with heart disease. Everything that we have done and continue to do is aimed at helping improve pediatric cardiac care around the world and, thus, saving the … Continued

“With virtual training, we are able to reach more people.”- Jackie Boucher

Published on December 7, 2021 In a recent interview for Edina Magazine, our President Jackie Boucher shares how virtual training helps reach more medical professionals and how Children’s HeartLink medical volunteers use new technologies like mixed reality smartglasses, Microsoft HoloLens, to coach and mentor their peers on the other side of the world. With limited … Continued

Implementation of a Population Health Program for Congenital Heart Disease

Published November 12, 2021 Children’s HeartLink is excited to share our original research on the Implementation of a Population Health Program for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in Kerala, India* was published in October 2021. The Children’s HeartLink initiative with the Kerala Government and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) began in the summer of 2017. … Continued

Three Experts Receive 2021 Founders Award

Published on November 12, 2021. The 2021 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award recognizes three individuals who demonstrate extraordinary dedication and contribution to Children’s HeartLink mission. Congratulations to Dr. Glen Van Arsdell, Chief of Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery at UCLA; Dr. Steven Schwartz, Head of the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children; and … Continued

Recap of 2021 Children’s HeartLink Global (re)Gathering

Thank you for helping further our mission! Many of our supporters gathered on October 29, 2021, at the Children’s HeartLink Global (re)Gathering to celebrate and raise funds to help transform pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. Thank you to all those who joined us virtually and in person. Thank you for your … Continued

Success in Brazil: Hospital da Criança e Maternidade Named Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence

Published on November 9, 2021. Thousands of children born with heart disease in southeast Brazil now receive high-quality cardiac care in their own country. Hospital da Criança e Maternidade (HCM) in São José do Rio Preto, which serves a multi-state region of 80 million people, has been rapidly evolving into one of the best pediatric cardiac programs in Brazil. … Continued

Children’s HeartLink + Heart University Develops Lectures on Heart Care in Low-Income Countries

Children’s HeartLink has been partnering with Heart University, a free education resource on heart disease, to develop a lecture series on pediatric cardiac care in low-resource countries. “The goal is to develop a series of lectures focused on the specifics and challenges of management of pediatric and congenital heart disease in resource-limited settings. We hope … Continued