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Recap of 2022 Children’s HeartLink Global Gathering

Thank you for helping further our mission! Many of our supporters gathered on October 14, 2022, at the Children’s HeartLink Global 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

Medical Volunteer for 28 Years: Dr. Peter Hesslein Receives 2022 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Peter Hesslein, who has been involved with Children’s HeartLink as a medical volunteer and supporter for over 28 years, receives the 2022 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award at the Global Gathering event. This annual award was established in honor of Children’s HeartLink founder Dr. Joe Kiser, to recognize individuals who demonstrate extraordinary contributions … Continued

2022 Global Gathering Auction Trips Around the World

We’re excited to offer eight Trips Around the World to Children’s HeartLink Global Gathering guests. These trips are ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME. Bidding will be open from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM the night of the Global Gathering on October 14. Be ready to bid, win and travel for a good cause! Interested … Continued

Texas Children’s Cardiac Team Becomes Children’s HeartLink Medical Volunteers

Published on September 27, 2022 The largest children’s hospital in the United States and a global leader in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital, joins our esteemed list of medical volunteer teams! Using its charity experience mentoring heart centers worldwide, Texas Children’s will work with Children’s HeartLink on improving cardiac care in Brazil. … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Announces Olympian Shaun White as Special Guest at October Event

Published August 17, 2022 Note: While this page will tell you all about Shaun White’s attendance at our Global Gathering, you can read more about his heart condition here. Children’s HeartLink announces Shaun White, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist and congenital heart disease survivor, as the 2022 Global Gathering special guest. The Global Gathering event on … Continued

3D and Virtual Reality in Children’s Cardiac Care

Published on August 2, 2022  Our partners from the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in India prove that working in a country with limited resources is not a barrier to using new technologies to treat children with heart disease. Dr. Kappanayil Mahesh and his team reproduce the heart of patients with the help of … Continued

Opinion: Why I Serve As a Volunteer Nurse Educator

Published May 27, 2022 One-third of the Children’s HeartLink medical volunteers are nurses and nurse educators. 40% of the clinicians we train are nurses. In 2022, 17 volunteer nursing experts united their efforts to implement a virtual Nurse Residency Program (NRP) to train nurses in India and Malaysia. This program became an online version of … Continued

How a 3D Printed Heart Changed More Than One Life

The story of Harikrishnan “Hari” AM, a young man from India, shows the impact of donations from individuals like you. Supported by Children’s HeartLink’s work, he is now giving back to others with a similar medical condition. “My heart defect didn’t allow me to enjoy a full childhood. After heart surgery, I feel different not … Continued