CCHA president, Eric Gonneau, and long time member Lori Constable-Smolcic jointly gave a lecture to University of Toronto Nursing Students on April 13th, 2016. The presentation, titled “When Cute Kids Grow Up” explained in detail from a patients perspective life with Congenital Heart Defect, especially as an adult. Students were also introduced to CCHA and explored the implications on the health care system of adding more CHD Adult patients every year. Numerous questions filled all the available time.
Check out how congenital heart disease stacks up against better recognized diseases in Canada! So many affected and so little awareness and funding! Get involved with CCHA, donate, and spread the word about the growing population of of "survivors" so that we can get the care and support we need to live long, healthy lives!