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Looking Back with Joy at the Children’s HeartLink Global Gathering

Published June 11, 2024 As a recent college graduate, the experience of interning as the Children’s HeartLink Global Gathering event assistant in 2022 was inspiring to say the least. This temporary position started at the end of August that year, and even in just a few months of working at Children’s HeartLink, I was able … Continued

Vietnamese Doctors Visit U.S. for Pediatric Heart Care Training

Published April 25, 2024 We are proud to share this unique six-week medical training opportunity between two Children’s HeartLink partners. Through the Children’s HeartLink partnership, the Anesthesia Cardiac Care Team at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) hosted two visiting doctors from Vietnam National Children’s Hospital (VNCH). Anesthesiologist Nguyen Thi Thu Hang, MD and perfusionist Nam … Continued

Global Partners Share Training Memories & Gratitude for Medical Volunteers

Published April 3, 2023 Updated April 1, 2024 “You give us the strength and hope we need to keep going on. We have no doubt that this partnership is one of the main reasons we are and will be continuously improving every day!”  —Dr. Klebia Castello Branco, chief of pediatric cardiology, Hospital de Messejana, reflecting … Continued

Volunteers Inspire Children’s HeartLink to Truly Transform Heart Care for Children

Published April 1, 2022 Updated April 1, 2024 Medical volunteers are at the heart of Children’s HeartLink’s mission. Simply put, we can’t serve our mission without them.  During Volunteer Appreciation Month, we recognize those who have contributed 5,100 hours of volunteerism in 2023 – that’s over 200 days’ worth of time given!   “What inspires me … Continued

5 Essential Facts About Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a term that brings together a variety of heart conditions that can be present at birth. The disease is more common than many would guess and left untreated can dramatically diminish quality of life or even cause untimely deaths in the smallest babies, up through adulthood.  In places like the … Continued

Investing in India: Children’s HeartLink Poised for Growth

Published January 8, 2024 By Jackie Boucher, president of Children’s HeartLink  As I reflect upon the progress made by Children’s HeartLink in India over the past 25 years, I see lives impacted, partnerships strengthened, trainings implemented and leaders in health care who are committed to bettering heart care for children with congenital heart disease.  Our … Continued

Call for Nominations | 2024 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Published January 1, 2024 Children’s HeartLink is seeking nominations for its 2024 Founders Award. The award, established in 2019 to honor the late Dr. Joe Kiser, is to recognize an individual who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and contributions to the Children’s HeartLink mission. The winner will be recognized at the fall Global Gathering in October 2024. … Continued

Top 9 Children’s HeartLink Stories of 2023

2023 has been a year marked by significant achievements for Children’s HeartLink, inspiring innovative advancements in pediatric heart care. Please join us as we look back at some of the most impactful moments that are leading to expanded access to heart care for children with congenital heart disease (CHD) around the world. EXCELLENCE IN VIETNAM … Continued