congenital heart defects awareness day

Help ! Support for CHD

How can you help with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) awareness and what can you do to support families with CHD? These links have some answers.

CHD Support Groups
CHD affects not only patients, but entire families. Along the winding, tortuous road ahead, with major surgery and continuing medical care looming, most families need a helping hand, a friendly shoulder to cry on and peers they can count on for support and encouragement in difficult times. Here is a list of some wonderful resources to find such assistance.

Caregivers' Hearts Need Special Care Too
When a child is born with a heart defect, parents may feel many deep emotions including grief, shock, denial, guilt, anger, despair or confusion. Here are some resources to help heal the broken hearts of those who care for CHD children, from expert Nancy Schimelpfening.


You can help spread CHD awareness. Visit the CHD awareness website to see how you can help.

Join the CHD awareness email list. Download a free copy of the special report called "How YOU Can Help Spread CHD Awareness".