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Call for Nominations for the 2020 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Dr. Joe Kiser with a young patient in the 1970s   Children’s HeartLink will be presenting its second annual Founders Award in honor of Dr. Joe Kiser at the Children’s HeartLink Virtual Gala on October 23, 2020. The submission deadline is September 1, 2020.  Read the award nomination form and consider nominating someone who demonstrates extraordinary … Continued

Mohamed’s Timely Heart Repair

Photos by Scott Streble   We met 2-year-old Mohamed in Coimbatore, India, 2 months after his heart surgery. He was on his way to becoming the active toddler he is today, busy playing and with a healthy appetite. His timely surgery helped him recover quickly and keep up with other children his age. Although Mohamed’s … Continued

Newborn Screening Recommendations for Heart Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Photo by Scott Streble   Children’s HeartLink, together with our partners from the Newborn Foundation and the Government of the Indian state of Kerala, recently published recommendations for implementation of newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. Critical congenital heart disease refers to serious and life-threatening heart defects that need to … Continued

A Message from Children’s HeartLink

Dear Friend and Supporter, We are living in tumultuous times. With the global coronavirus pandemic and the changing economy, there is a great deal that is out of our control. The senseless killing of George Floyd in the streets of our hometown of Minneapolis has rightfully turned the attention of the world to the daily, … Continued

Inside Our Partner Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Some hospitals fight COVID-19 by treating patients directly. Others don’t have COVID-19 patients but have to cope with the challenges that arose from the pandemic. The most common concerns we hear from our partners are providing timely access to care for children and also the morale of health care workers on their team.  Photo by … Continued

The Girl Who Waited 12 Years for Her Heart to Be Repaired

Photos by Scott Streble   Six months ago, Mythili (17) from India was so tired that she couldn’t walk or go to school. For 12 long years she waited for the heart surgery that restored her energy and her dreams for the future. She is preparing to join the 11th grade when her school (closed now … Continued