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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Heart Kids AGM will take place on Saturday 27th June 3pm at National Support Office, Auckland. All members are welcome.

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This June is Awareness Month at Heart Kids.

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Hey kids, it's time to get excited!

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Heart Kids welcome Mark Longbottom as the new Chief Executive

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Queensland Pediatric Cardiac Research Survey Request

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Is it safe for heart children to return to school. We have some information from the medical team at Starship Hospital

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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