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2019 HeartLink Gala Live Auction Sneak Peek

  Here’s a sneak peek of the live auction packages for the 2019 HeartLink Gala Presented by UnitedHealthcare on Friday, October 25th at Hilton Minneapolis.  NEW YORK, NEW YORK FOR TWO Getaway to New York includes round-trip airfare; a four-day and three-night stay at a 4-star deluxe hotel; dinner at Robert De Niro’s 4-star Tribeca … Continued

2019 HeartLink Gala Silent Auction Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of the silent auction packages for the 2019 HeartLink Gala Presented by UnitedHealthcare on Friday, October 25th at Hilton Minneapolis. Make sure to sign up for mobile bidding when you check in! You can bid on these auction packages from 6:00 pm until the emcee closes the silent auction in the … Continued

New Partner Hospital in West Bengal is Our Sixth in India

Nurse training at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah, India   In India, only one in ten children with congenital heart disease receives optimal care. The limited number of pediatric heart care programs and unequal geographic access to these services are among the reasons. To change that, we continue to train more medical professionals through new hospital … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Doubles the Number of Children Served in 5 Years

  This bright-eyed girl from India had lifesaving heart surgery last year. She now has her whole life ahead of her.   Thanks to our supporters, we served 171,580 children and trained 4,304 medical providers last fiscal year! Compared to the previous year, we served 25% more children and trained 125% more medical providers. The … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Offers a New Fellowship

    For a second year, we are offering the Children’s HeartLink Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Services for professionals from low- and middle-income countries. Three medical professionals will be selected for a two-year training program in three subspecialty tracks: pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiac intensive care. This fellowship was created through Children’s … Continued

Get to Know Aleta Nimlos, Executive Assistant

Aleta: I’m grateful to have the chance to do the work that helps change the lives of children   What does a typical day at work look like? The “typical day” doesn’t really exist for me, given that my role requires me to pivot pretty frequently throughout any given day! I support Children’s HeartLink’s entire … Continued

Our Board Chair Heather Hudnut Page Sees Our Impact in Vietnam Up Close

“They are doing tremendous lifesaving work! We were impressed by the tremendous vision and passion of the teams to continue to improve and expand to meet the needs of more patients.” Our board chair Heather Hudnut Page recently visited our partner hospitals in Vietnam and called her tour “eye-opening.” We have two partner hospitals in … Continued

Meet Davi, a Happy and Healthy 3-Year-Old from Brazil

Davi likes horses, motorcycles, playing ball, and is a loving and happy child. It’s hard to believe that this 3-year-old boy was born with a complex heart defect that required surgery when he was just 1 day old. He needed another surgery 6 months later. Without these surgeries, babies with this defect live no longer … Continued

Winnie from Kenya Shares Her Story and Passion to Improve Health Care

Winnie with her daughter   “I’m 42 and still strong. Thanks to Children’s HeartLink.” Winnie Wanna Njue from Kenya comments often on our Facebook posts. Almost three decades earlier she was among the children who came to Minnesota to have lifesaving heart surgery. Winnie was diagnosed with heart disease when she was 10, in 1987. … Continued