Thank you to Marilyn Gladu, MP for supporting Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) awareness in Canada and Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance.
By reading your statement in the House of Commons today and recognizing February 14th as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day in Canada, you help increase awareness and advocacy for the more than 250,000 Canadians living with Congenital Heart Disease, many who require lifelong specialized care.
Marilyn Gladu is the MP for Sarnia-Lambton and serves as the Shadow Minister for Health in the Official Opposition
During 2019 Heart Awareness Month, we will be highlighting CHD stories of our members.
Our next Faces of CHD story is about Rita. You can read Rita's story below. For previous stories, see bottom of page.
Rita from Lethbridge, AB
CHD diagnosis: Tetralogy of Fallot
I was born January 1970 in Lethbridge, AB. Within one week I was diagnosed with a heart murmur, and by one month of age, referred to Dr. R. Sommerville in Calgary, AB. I was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. At around four months of age, I had my first surgery, by in Vancouver BC. In 1978, I went back to Vancouver for...
Aiden's Prime Minister of Canada for a Day Wish Granted
Aiden Anderson, a 15 year old from London, ON finally had his Make A Wish granted this week. Aiden has had a passion for politics since he was in Grade 7 when he first made his wish. Aiden and his family are members of CCHA and part of our Hearts of London/Middlesex chapter in London ON.
This week Aiden's wish came true with an incredible once in a lifetime experience thanks to Make A Wish Eastern Ontario and Make a Wish Southern Ontario. His 4 day journey included
The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) partnered with the CHEO's HALO Research Institute and recreational facilities in your local community to deliver Fearless Physical Activity events for children, teens, and adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD) held across Ontario in 2017.
Annual Labatt Family Heart Centre Family Conference 2017
Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am to 4pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL) at 686 Bay St, Toronto
This conference brings children, their families and health professionals together to share information and experiences about heart disease in children. The goal is to enhance parent and family emotional well-being through knowledge exchange, experiential sharing and the development or informal support systems.
The Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Data Center takes pride in their research and it would not be possible without the annual participation of the patients and families enrolled in their studies. Please click on the banner to be part of their team and to join their community.