LHM is a Persimmon ‘Building Futures’ Finalist!

Help us to help young people with half a heart achieve their full potential.

Can you imagine what it must be like to discover that you only have half a working heart and that you are different from your friends. Every year hundreds of children are born with only one heart pump, something that can never be cured. Little Hearts Matter works with children, and their families, at every step of their half a heart journey, through the highs and lows with the aim to support them to achieve their full potential. This building service has been threatened this year by the Covid crisis but help could be at hand.

Every year Persimmon Homes offers grants to small charities who are seeking support for a project that supports children and teenager focussed projects. We have managed to get through to the final vote for their health charity this year.

Here is where you can help us.

By voting for Little Hearts Matter you could help us to help young members feel less frightened, isolated and confused by their life long heart condition. You could help them have the courage and determination to strive to reach their full potential. Help their teachers, club leaders, friends and families understand that every child with half a heart should be given a chance and encouraged to succeed, just like their peers.

Please follow this link and vote for Little Hearts Matter every day until the 18th of September https://bit.ly/support-lhm  We know it needs commitment but the effort and care you take to help will help us to gain the funds we need so badly to develop our work.

Thank you so much.

 

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    “Thank you very much for Chris' card. I cannot believe he is 18 and am so proud of the lovely young man he has become, overcoming the many challenges we have faced over the years, especially in the first 4 to 5 years. Thank you Little hearts matter for always being there.”

    Thank you to Chris and mum Philippa for sharing this fantastic news with us, we hope this brings some inspiration to the many families out there who are at the start of their half a heart journey.

    With YOUR help, we can continue to support the amazing young adults living with a single ventricle heart today, just like Chris here. All you need to do spare 30 seconds of your time every day to vote for LHM in Persimmon’s ‘Building Futures’ initiative.

    They don’t ask for any details, you simply click our logo on this page; biy.ly/support-lhm

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    So pleased to see Amelia here, DILV, enjoying some cycling along with her sister Evie…

    “We’ve been doing a lot of cycling this week as both girls have grown in confidence. I’m amazed at Amelia’s stamina on the bike, doing much more exercise than she’s ever done. This is the girl that needs a buggy to get home from school (in normal life). She’s found a sport that she can comfortably do. She says she feels free when she’s cycling. That makes me happy and sad at the same time ❤ “Cycling makes me feel free, happy and like nothing is in my way””

    Riding a bike is great exercise for children, teenagers and adults with half a working heart. It helps get you from A to B but is also is supported exercise for the lower body and therefore provides good support for blood returning to the lungs. There are many incentives to help get you on a bike, at the moment.

    Learn more by jumping to our ‘get fit for winter’ resource here: www.lhm.org.uk/information/lifestyle-information/get-fit-for-winter/
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