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Collaboration in Cardiac Care Meeting

Sep 26 2019
All Health Professionals are invited to attend the Collaboration in Cardiac Care meeting that will be held on Thursday 12th December 2019. The ...

A lovely letter from a Heart Centre family

Aug 24 2017
The family of one of our patients has written a beautiful letter of appreciation. It shows how many people and various roles work together to ma...

24 Hour Soccerthon

Aug 23 2017
The annual 24 Hour Soccerthon, which is now in its 6th year, will be running from 25-26 August. Each year this event has helped us raise substan...

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Going wild at the Color Run

Posted by Kylie Flament on 26 August 2013

Ten white-clad staff and supporters of the Heart Centre for Children were in Centennial Park first thing Sunday morning in the glorious sunshine with 20,000 others.  After a few mexican waves, cheers and roars we raced down the 5km track, straight into the Blue Zone where we were squirted with blue chalk, then on to Mellow Yellow, the Orange Zone, the Pink Zone and finally over the finish line, laughing and cheering. 

It was a fun morning out that raised some money for the Heart Centre and had us all grinning.  It was great to see some of our patients and their families there too.  We're already looking forward to the next one!

Photo: Olivia and I after the race and before the colour fight began

Posted in: Fundraisers  

More books needed

Posted by Kylie Flament on 13 August 2013

Do you have books at home that you don't want any more?  Children's books?  Novels for teenagers or adults?  Non-fiction books like cookbooks?  Please drop them off or send them in to us at the Heart Centre for Children.  They provide welcome distraction for people in our waiting room, who have the opportunity to purchase any of the books for just $2, and the proceeds go directly into new equipment and research.  Thank you in advance!

For our address and other contact details, go to Contact Us

Posted in: Fundraisers How you can help  

City2Surf team's big day

Posted by Kylie Flament on 12 August 2013
The sun was shining, birds were chirping and our six-strong City2Surf team made their way (with 85,000 of our closest friends) from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach yesterday in no time.  Phil and Charles sprinted to the finish, Lexi and Michelle followed soon after, and Nadine and I meandered our way to join them in our own good time as runners we are not.  We had a wonderful day though, a very warm welcome at the Bandaged Bear tent, and the satisfaction of knowing that with your support we raised almost $3,000 for the Heart Centre for Children. So thank you to all of our generous donors, and we hope to see some of you on the BB team next year! Photo: City2Surf team 2013 (from left to right: Nadine, Phil, Lexi, Michelle, Charles and Kylie) We apologise for this photo appearing upside-down if you're looking at this page on a mobile device and are trying to fix it.  if there are any tech-savvy people out there who know what to do, please call me on (02) 9845...
Posted in: Fundraisers Thank You's  

Thank you Humpty Dumpty!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 9 August 2013
A package arrived at the Heart Centre for Children with a little Humpty Dumpty Foundation logo on it today and the staff got really excited, because we know that it means one of the pieces of equipment that is on the Humpty Dumpty Foundation's wish list has been granted.  Much like a Christmas list, we have a wishlist of things that we're in need of to help us diagnose, treat and support the kids that we see.  This morning the package that arrived in the Heart Centre turned out to be four new holter monitors. Holter monitors are like ECG's - they measure the heart's rhythm - but they stay on for 24 hours instead of just a few minutes.  We attach the holter monitor to a child's chest and back and he or she can run, play, eat, sleep and do just about anything in the holter monitor except get it wet (which means no shower or bath for 24 hours).  Then when we get it back, we're able to look at any unusual rhythms over that 24 hour perio...
Posted in: Equipment Thank You's  

Join us at the Echo Gala Dinner!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 8 August 2013
Some friends of the Heart Centre are busy putting the final touches to the Echo Gala Dinner at the Sofitel in Sydney on 13 September 2013.  It promises to be a fun and entertaining evening, raising money for a very good cause.  So come and join us!  More details and how to book a seat or table can be found at www.echogaladinner.com
Posted in: Fundraisers How you can help  

Happy birthday Corey!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 7 August 2013

Not everyone celebrates their 13th birthday with the Parramatta Eels and a few Channel 7 cameras, but Corey Lake is not just anyone.  He's a brave young man who has been through a lot, including a heart transplant when he was just four years old and fighting off non-Hodgkins lymphoma a few years later.  Corey is back in hospital with us at the moment but can also be found on 7 News and in the Daily Telegraph!  Read more about his story here.

Posted in: Patients  

City2Surf this Saturday

Posted by Kylie Flament on 6 August 2013

Some of the Heart Centre staff are once again joining more than 85,000 people to run, walk or crawl the 14km from Sydney city to Bondi beach.  We'll be getting up early on a Sunday to sweat it out with our peers as a fundraiser for the Heart Centre for Children, working towards our goal of purchasing a new cardiac ultrasound (echo) machine which cost almost $400,000.  We have raised just over $95,000 as of this week, so we're well on our way but we need your help.  Please sponsor us for the City2Surf here: https://city2surf2013.everydayhero.com/au/the-pacemakers.  Alternatively, you can click here to find out how else you can help.

 

Posted in: Fundraisers How you can help  

Monty's story

Posted by Kylie Flament on 31 July 2013

The story of one of our little patients, Monty, features in the NSW Helicopter Reform Plan.  It's a touching tale because Monty went into cardiac shock at just seven days old and had to be rushed to The Children's Hospital at Westmead from Wyong.  That's when we first met Monty and fell in love with the little guy, who pulled through just fine.  To read Monty's story go to Page 20 of the Helicopter Reform Plan.

Posted in: Media Patients  

Gala Dinner success!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 29 July 2013

A huge THANK YOU to Rachael, Belinda and Erin who organised the fabulous Zipper Tickers gala dinner in Newcastle this weekend.  The venue was stunning, speeches touching and guests generous.  It was a huge success in raising much-needed funds for an echo machine for the Heart Centre for Children, and a credit to the wonderful organisers.  There are a few photos available via The Herald and should be more to come.

Photo (right): Rachael Coyte telling her story.  Photo taken by Funky Kidz Photography.

Posted in: Fundraisers Media Thank You's  

Our Heart Babies (by nurse Julie)

Posted by Kylie Flament on 18 July 2013
Julie, one of our lovely nurses, was inspired to write a few words about a little patient that visited recently and who made a big impact...  Our Heart Babies Baby T came to visit today.  With her rosy cheeks, cheeky smile and big angel eyes.  Daddy proudly placed her on the ground and said "Julie, look!  She's a walker!"  And with that, T toddled towards me, arms outstretched, eager and giggling. I crouched down as she walked confidently to me and fell into my arms, looking so proud of herself.  We cuddled and she never once pulled away.  She was so relaxed and happy, and glad to see me even! The joy on her parents' faces was clear and especially heartwarming because I remember a time not so long ago you see...  Baby T was in a different place.  Sad and cranky after having her heart fixed, she didn't like nurses in blue - me included!  Waving her little hands in front of her, saying "no,...
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