February is American Heart Month, a time to honor the bravery of more than 40,000 children who are born with congenital heart disease (CHD) each year. With no cure for CHD, these little Heart Warriors spend their childhoods fighting to stay healthy, with long hospital stays and numerous surgeries making it difficult to enjoy the treasured time of being a kid.
But you can help! This month, you can show these courageous kids that they are loved by donating today.
To keep his heart healthy, 7-year-old Heart Warrior Finn has received 18 heart procedures and endured countless appointments, blood draws, medications, and more since he was born. His heart has gone through so much, but it remains full of love for the family, friends, and healthcare providers who have kept him strong!
While Valentine’s Day looks different for kids like Finn, Starlight programs are a simple but impactful way to show them they are loved. From their favorite video games to cozy hospital gowns, Starlight is always there to give kids a reason to smile.
This Heart Month, give a gift to honor the strength of children facing serious illness and hospitalization during a pandemic. You can bring the simple joys of childhood to these kids when they need it most.