We know what life is like living with a childhood heart condition.

Families facing this huge challenge need support. They need someone nearby who can listen and offer practical advice and share information. And they need to know they are not alone. Heart Kids is the only charity in New Zealand dedicated to providing that support.

Our mission is to provide lifelong support to all affected by a childhood heart condition or heart disease acquired through childhood.

Heart Kids is here to help at every step of the heart journey – from when a heart condition is diagnosed, through childhood, the teenage years and into adulthood. Our practical and emotional support is vital for all those affected, helping individuals and families cope with the day to day challenges of living with a childhood heart condition.

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The 2019 Heart Stopper season kicks off with our first Heart Stopper Challenge at the beautiful Auckland Botanic Gardens. This is a fun family days with activities planned for the kiddies and a sausage sizzle to keep our plungers going.

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Heart Kids annual Awareness Week takes place from the 3rd to the 9th June

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Join the Heart Kids Cycle Team and pedal for good

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Original heart kiddie Rachael Parker shares her story with us.

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One in 12 people readmitted to hospital after having heart devices implanted.

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Free dental packs for Bay of Plenty heart patients

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babies are born every week in New Zealand
with a Childhood Heart Condition


hours of direct family support
provided this year


major heart surgeries are carried out
on heart children every year