#WarriorWednesday: Harry

#WarriorWednesday: Harry

“Hi, my name is Harry Austin and I’m writing this, with the hope that it will give some hope and comfort, however big or small, to children with congenital heart problems.” I was born with a coarctation of the aorta and a bicuspid valve in August 1999 and...
SCAR SELFIE

SCAR SELFIE

SCAR SELFIE Every scar tells a story. Thank you for celebrating your scars with us and showing the world your Scar Selfie! Every year on #NationalSelfieDay (21 June) we ask you to share a snap of your scar using the hashtag #ScarSelfie.   Why? To raise awareness...
#WarriorWednesday: Raven

#WarriorWednesday: Raven

Written by heart mum, Ashleigh Short “When I was pregnant we found out that our precious girl would be born with coarctation of the aorta and that she would have to go through open heart surgery at only a few days old. This was the hardest thing we’ve ever...
Real Stories: Sawda

Real Stories: Sawda

Sawda is six years old and lives in Bradford. She was born with a very complicated heart condition and has already had several open heart surgeries to save her life. Mum Attika tells us about Sawda’s journey with CHD so far and how she has been helped by CHSF...
Warrior Wednesday: Isabel

Warrior Wednesday: Isabel

Heart warrior Isabel is 8 and lives in Worksop. She had open heart surgery at Leeds when she was 3 months old. Mum Natalie tells us about Isabel’s CHD journey, her daughter’s diagnosis of Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder and the challenges of...