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Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

February 2018

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Thank you to Marilyn Gladu, MP (Sarnia_Lambton, ON Opposition Health Critic) for reading our statement in the House of Commons and recognizing February 14th as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day in Canada.

 

https://www.facebook.com/MPMarilynGladu/videos/920094518165380/

Congratulations to Nova Scotia for being the first province to declare February 7 - 14th Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week! Way to go!

Big thanks @Brave_HeartSS @yarrowgillis @BrigadonTweets @IWKHealthCentre and everyone involved to raise awareness for CHD and make this happen.

 

 

By Sarah Trainor, CBC

"Thrown into the strange, scary world of critically sick children, heart parents become fierce advocates for awareness." Thanks to Sarah Trainor of CBC for sharing her family's story of their son Ellis' journey with CHD. Ellis' story touches on so many issues that CHD patients and their families face, including the importance of maternal screening for heart defects, the challenges of relocating to seek life-saving medical treatment, and the incredible roles that parents play as caregivers and advocates for their children.

A great piece for generating awareness during...

 

CCHA's Insurance Broker Nick Godfrey has a new blog discussing non-medical life insurance for those living with CHD. Check it out http://deniedlifeinsurance.ca/congenital-heart-defects-and-life-insurance-for-adults/

 

For more information about insurance with CHD or to contact Nick, visit our Insurance page

The Agenda on TVOThe Agenda on TVO

*photo from TheAgenda/TVO website/Liane Kotler-Producer

 

TVO Interview: https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/congenital-c...

Do you know what the # 1 birth defect is in Canada? Congenital heart disease (CHD).

On Tuesday, February 27 on ‘The Agenda’ - TV Ontario, there was a panel discussion focusing on congenital heart disease. Viewers heard more about the #1 birth defect - which affects about 1/100 births. Guests included

Dr. Erwin N. Oechslin, director at the Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults located at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network...

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