Once a heart kid, always a heart kid
With no cure for a childhood heart condition, Heart Kids NZ is committed to providing lifelong, vital services at no cost to ensure all those impacted will feel supported, informed, educated, and connected.
Heart families can be faced with separation, isolation, stress, financial hardship, and loneliness during their journey. The future is uncertain, and these families need support.
“You’re not really ever out of the woods,” says Rebecca Gourlay, Maya’s mum.
Heart Kids NZ is the only organisation in Aotearoa NZ dedicated to providing that support.
We help at every step of the journey; from diagnosis, through childhood, the teenage years and into adulthood. Our practical and emotional support is vital in helping individuals and families cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with a childhood heart condition.