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Howrah Team: Evolving Heart Care and Training Others 

Published March 17, 2022 Our partner Narayana Superspeciality Hospital – Howrah is the only hospital in eastern India that performs heart transplants for children. Since 2019, our medical volunteers from Children’s Minnesota have been helping its pediatric cardiac team improve results in heart surgery and post-operative care. This includes treating children born with complex heart … Continued

Call for Nominations for the 2022 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Dr. Joe Kiser with a young patient in the 1970s Children’s HeartLink is seeking nominations for its 2022 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 … Continued

How Some of Children’s HeartLink Partners Spend Fridays

Published March 2, 2022 For a few months, every Friday for Bruna Cury Borim, a nurse leader from our partner hospital in Brazil, has been the same. She opens her laptop and spends the day in interactive lectures on advanced pediatric cardiology led by her colleagues in Canada. Then she puts what she’s learned into … Continued

Our Partners in Ho Chi Minh City Expand Pediatric Cardiac Program

Published February 16, 2022 Nhi Dong 1 has taken a huge step forward expanding its cardiac program! We are excited to share that the hospital in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) is going to move to a new heart center facility this spring. With the new space, the cardiac program has the potential to double … Continued

Reflections from a Board Member: Dr. Kenneth Stein

Published February 7, 2022 “What drew me to Children’s HeartLink was the focus on sustainability, not just on treating kids. Anyone you’ve treated is a victory. But, the emphasis on doing it sustainably and building the capability for them to do it on their own in the long run. This is just so important.” – … Continued

Boston Scientific Matches Gifts to Little Hearts, Big Change Campaign

Published February 1, 2022 Children’s HeartLink is thrilled to share that Boston Scientific is doubling donations made to the Little Hearts, Big Change campaign this February. The initiative raises awareness for the 1.3 million children born with congenital heart disease every year. More than 70% of babies with a heart defect will require medical or … Continued

Lorena’s Story: “I learned to appreciate my life”

Published on January 28, 2022 Watch a story about 16-year-old Lorena from Brazil whose life changed after heart surgery at our partner hospital and new Center of Excellence Hospital da Criança e Maternidade (HCM) in São José do Rio Preto. “Without heart surgery, I couldn’t be doing half of what I’m actually doing. It’s been … Continued

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