Jump,’ they say…
‘How high?’ we ask…
Turns out…15,000 feet!
On February 16th, an elite team of superheroes will don their capes of courage to boldly go where so many would fear… a skydive above the rolling, Devonshire hills.
We salute these guardians of goodwill for undertaking this mission. It takes great bravery and fortitude to pursue such a challenge.
Our skydiving champions must be praised for their fearless endeavour, but who are the real superheroes amongst us?
It must be those that achieve the extraordinary… every day. Those that are born with obstacles in their path, but show astonishing courage to overcome them and carry on regardless. These are the superheroes that we must celebrate and applaud.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common types of birth defect, affecting up to 8 in every 1,000 babies born in the UK. To you and I, that’s 8 superheroes that need a little help from us.
Children with CHD have the same needs as any other child. They face challenges, such as making friends, understanding their body as they grow, school, play and where they fit in society.
In addition, however, children with CHD/heart conditions must navigate a parallel world; a world of cardiologists, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, pacemakers, defibrillators and regular surgery. No matter how strong their superpowers may be, they need our support to help negotiate this maze of medical intervention and find happiness in the world outside.
At Heart Heroes, we have the power to make that difference. With your help, we support families of children living with CHD/Heart conditions through a range of family events, fun activities and play therapy.
Together, we can help our Heart superheroes soar to the heights of happiness and joy that they deserve.