Want to be a heart hero and help crowdfund live-saving surgeries for children with CHD? The Children’s Cardiac Foundation of Africa needs your help…
As parents we would do anything for our children, even more so if we had to find out that one of them are born with a congenital heart defect.
The Children’s Cardiac Foundation of Africa is on a mission to raise funds needed for life-saving surgery for children who suffer from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
What you should know about Congenital Heart Disease
- 1 in 100 children are born with a congenital heart defect.
- CHD is approximately 60 times more prevalent than childhood cancer and 25 times more common than cystic fibrosis.
- South African children born with CHD are placed on surgical waiting lists which can be up to 1 000 patients long. Without adequate financing, often this can result in years of waiting before they receive the surgical treatment they need, if there is still time.
- Despite the fact that CHD’s, once diagnosed, are mostly treatable, more than 3 000 South African children die or remain disabled each year while waiting for surgery. For the rest of Africa, there are an estimated 335 000 annual CHD births, half of whom will die within a few years of birth.
“With more than 335,000 annual births of children with congenital heart disease in Africa, we need your help! By supporting The Children’s Cardiac Foundation of Africa, you are ensuring that Africa’s children will be given the appropriate care they need to recover from debilitating heart conditions and lead healthy lives. Help Us! Help Them!”
Consumers and corporates alike can help, no amount is too big or too small – all donations are welcome.
Visit the crowdfunding page to support today: www.givengain.com/cc/tccfa
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