Today, more and more heart children are living and thriving well into adulthood. And at Heart Kids NZ, we know that adults living with a childhood heart condition face their own unique needs and challenges.
At Heart Kids NZ, we provide lifelong support, and we know how important it is to have a support network in place and a community where you can connect with others who walk a similar journey.
We have a dedicated National Heart Adult Taituarā to meet the needs of our growing heart adult community and offer support tailored specifically to our heart adults.
Heart Kids NZ also has a Young Adult Advisory Group (YAAG) that consists of young heart adults who work to raise awareness of ACHD and provide opportunities for heart adults to connect and support each other.
Connect & Share
Our national heart adult taituarā Michael Bowey hosts regular heart adult ‘Connect and Share’ evenings. This is a time for heart adults to come together virtually in an informal, relaxed setting where they can connect with other heart adults from around the country.
Next Connect & Share:
Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022
Please email Michael for the zoom link to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a heart adult and have had open-heart surgery throughout my life as an infant, a child, a teenager, and an adult. I am a Registered Nurse with 17 years of experience and have recently earnt a Diploma in Life Coaching.
I will bring a holistic approach to heart adult support and strive to improve access to support for our members. I will be available to support members wherever they are in their life journey.
I aspire to create opportunities for heart adults to connect, share experiences, support each other and in doing so create a sense of community among heart adult members.
I am honoured to be part of the Heart Kids New Zealand team and look forward to supporting my fellow heart adults.