Research Saves Lives.
Our vision is a world in which all babies born with congenital heart defects (CHDs) live long, healthy lives, and that eventually, CHDs will be eradicated altogether.
That's why we are dedicated to funding research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CHDs.
We have been funding critical CHD research for more than 20 years. In that time, survival rates for babies born with CHDs and older CHD patients have improved remarkably thanks to medical advancements that have been made through research.
With the generous support of our donors, we are able to continue to fund research that makes these life-saving advancements possible and help more and more CHD patients live longer into adulthood.
Because of continued research into CHDs, scientists are:
Stories like these inspire us to continue funding research and looking for answers:
"By funding research into what causes congenital heart defects and how to better treat people living with them, we are laying the groundwork for more children with CHDs to survive into adulthood."
- Bradley Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE, of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
"In 2013, after my then four-year-old had survived three open-heart surgeries and seven heart catheterizations, we were told there was nothing left to help her failing heart. Science had not come far enough. Through the work of CHF, I hope to fund research that will end the need for any parent to have that conversation.”
- Melonie Stothers, CHF Volunteer
“Private funding such as that provided by The Children's Heart Foundation has become absolutely essential in the pursuit of new knowledge that will help give CHD patients and families a higher quality of life.”
- Joseph Forbess, MD, MBA, of Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
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