Children with half a working heart show extraordinary bravery every single day, from going through multiple open heart surgeries to fighting to keep up with their friends. Could you be a #HalfAHeartHero and take on a brave challenge for children with half a working heart?

This year, we are asking you to put on your superhero capes and do something incredible for the families we support. Inspired by the incredible bravery that heart children show every day, gather all your courage, take the plunge and cross skydiving, running a marathon or even climbing Kilimanjaro off your bucket list to raise funds for Little Hearts Matter.

Jumping out of a plane not for you? We know that bravery comes in many forms. Whether it’s shaving off your beloved beard, holding your first ever coffee morning or eating the spiciest chilli you can find, there are lots of ways to be a #HalfAHeartHero. The only limit is your courage. Whatever your fear, conquer it for a worthy cause and Be Brave for LHM!

How to get involved:

  • Get inspired – read our blog and check out our Facebook page for stories of incredible bravery
  • Choose your challenge or event – there are lots of ideas in the links below
  • Commit to facing your fear and request your Be Brave fundraising pack using this form
  • Tell everyone about your incredible bravery!
  • Hold your event or complete your challenge
  • Send us the funds you have raised
  • Share your photos using #halfahearthero

Sign up to Be Brave today!

 

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    Nominations are open for our next Brave Hearts Awards 🏅

    We know that a lot of our young people miss out on awards and trips at school and we feel that they, like every young person should be rewarded for what they learn and how they develop 🙌

    If you know of a young person with a single ventricle heart aged between 8-17 that has achieved and grown, take a look at our list of awards on www.lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/lhm-brave-heart-awards/ 👈

    Nominations will close at the end of January 2020 📅
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    👋 Meet Archie, he is 7 years old and was born with Tricuspid Atresia (TA) a rare congenital heart condition. Archie had his Fontan procedure in September at the University Hospital Southampton, Ocean Ward. The aim of the Fontan procedure is to give a child as much energy as having only half a pumping heart will allow. If surgery has gone to plan the children will gradually recover from the operation and go on to gain far more energy than they had before. He had a longer stay than anticipated, due to a number of complications, but was discharged in October.

    ❤️ “The staff, nurses, doctors, consultants and surgeon were utterly wonderful and we can’t thank them enough. However, it was a consultant anaesthetist, Dr Andy Curry, who stood out in Archie’s mind. His bedside manner, and the relationship of trust that he managed to build up with our very anxious little boy, was astounding to watch. So, on ‘Dress as your Hero Day’ at school, Archie wanted to dress as his hero…”I want to dress as Dr Andy because he helped save my life and he’s my friend”…gulp” – Archie’s mum Charlene.

    😻 We have been blown away by this story. A month after coming home from hospital and Archie is raising a smile, dressing up as his hero and on his way to school. This is one strong boy, as are all of the children in the LHM family.

    🙌 Give this post a share to show your support of Children’s day.

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