Our Awareness Week is here! ❤️

Our awareness week returns, but we would have never expected things to change so much in 12 months. Last May, we launched our inaugural awareness week in celebration of 25 years of Little Hearts Matter. The campaign was a success, we were able to bring the community together, reach new audiences and tell the world about Single Ventricle Heart Conditions.

It seemed only right for us to bring the awareness week back for 2020, but obviously these are very strange and challenging times we are living in. Everyone is feeling the effects of Covid-19 in one way or another. In particular, for our members, this is a very difficult time – with fear, isolation and lack of understanding more prevalent now than ever.

So this year, we want to tell the world about life with half a heart as it is now. We want to help the public understand how our members have been affected by Covid-19 and we also want to celebrate their strength and bravery in this incredibly tough situation. The more everyone understands, the greater chance that children born with half a heart can live their life to its full potential (that their condition will allow).

What to expect…

Please make sure you are following us across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We have a LOT of really important content planned and we wouldn’t want you to miss any of it! For the next 7 days, you can expect stories, quotes, facts and films – all with an aim to remind the world that Little Hearts Matter! The week will be topped off with an evening of live-streamed entertainment from the LHM family itself, awesome stuff! Keep an eye on our Facebook for more info!

How to get involved…

Here are some super simple but really helpful ways for you to support our Awareness Week coverage…

  • Add our Twibbon to your profile! A simple but really effective way of turning heads and showing your support for our awareness week, click here to get started!
  • Sharing is caring! We’ll be posting some very important messages and videos over the next 7 days… clicking share helps us reach a wider audience! Visit our page here!

In these testing times, our members are fighting and inspiring us all, because they are some of the bravest people we know.This awareness week, you can help us give them a voice, to share their amazing stories and to remind the world that little hearts matter.

Thank you so much for getting involved,

The LHM team

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Be social with us - our latest tweets and posts

    "Finally back in preschool this week after 6 months at home!!! ❤️💕 To say that Elliot was happy to finally get to play with his friends would be a massive understatement 😍"

    "Thank you so much Little Hearts Matter for the teacher information pack we have given to Elliot’s preschool. It is reassuring to know that they now have all the information they need to keep him safe and support him in the best possible way ❤️"

    Feedback like this really makes our day. This fantastic message came from Anna, mum to Elliot who has DILV, awaiting his Fontan surgery in the next few months. Thank you Anna. We have been working hard to create new resources for our members and we are so pleased that you found the teachers pack useful.

    Half a heart, not half a life x
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    LHM Brave Heart Awards! Empowering young people living with half a working heart today.

    Maybe you know an LHM youth member who has achieved something great or has shown a real understanding of their heart condition? Let’s give them some recognition with a Brave Heart Award!

    You can nominate a young person with half a heart for a Brave Heart Award by going to our website here: www.lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/lhm-brave-heart-awards/
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