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Help save kid lives - Support heart transplants

by Joshua Weiner

Supporting: 2021 Chance of a Lifetime Challenge Fund for Enduring Hearts, Inc.


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I was lucky. When I was a child I was sick and fortunate enough to have the family, wealth and science to diagnose and treat my rare condition, saving my life. 

Most children are not that lucky. And while I did not suffer from pediatric heart failure, it is one of the least researched and most devastating rare conditions.  Today, pediatric heart transplants last ~17 years. Imagine raising your child, knowing that they are going to need another heart transplant before college. The waitlist is too long, and far too many never get to experience the best years of their life with a significantly reduced life expectancy.  Even then, for those that have the money to get exceptional care and are lucky enough to survive, quality of life is severely impacted. 

As you think about your charitable donations, I encourage you to consider donating to Enduring Hearts. Enduring Hearts is the only charity focused on pediatric heart transplants and contributions go towards providing research grants for leading scientists to develop methods to help treat and diagnose this deadly disease.  Enduring Hearts is partnered with the top academic institutions to facilitate and manage high yield research. 

Because the disease is so rare, it is not a focus area for pharmaceutical or medical technology companies. Progress will not be made without additional research, and these kids need our help. If we don't help them, nobody will. Enduring Hearts is the only charity that works on this. 
Unlike other research areas with tremendous attention, here a dollar really does goes a long way. 

Let's Give Them the Chance of a Lifetime! 

A heart transplant is just the beginning. 
Most people do not know that a heart transplant is not a cure but only a bridge to life and, that on average, a pediatric heart transplant lasts only 17 years. Sadly, one in four transplants will fail within five years, primarily due to organ rejection. That is why we fund the critical, yet often overlooked research that's needed to give our heart warriors the best chance at a beautifully ordinary childhood. 

We want to help them achieve their dreams for the future.
Our heart heroes have big dreams of what they’ll be when they grow up and we invite you to give to help these kids have the chance of a lifetime - and the chance to be a paleontologist, a firefighter, a ballerina, or a doctor.

Together, we can make an impact.
Because of the support of generous donors like you, Enduring Hearts has funded over $6.5 million in research, partnering with the brightest minds across North America to solve the complex problems facing our youngest heart warriors. Our researchers are making progress toward discovering treatments designed for children that will preserve their childhood and give them a lifetime of tomorrows. We are collectively driven to advance science to the bedside so that a child's life will not be impacted by a heart transplant within the next decade.

 The 2021 Chance of a Lifetime Challenge Fund is critical to raising community matching gifts on #GivingTuesday, November 30, 2021. Our goal is to raise $150K  which will allow us to invest in one additional pediatric transplant research study aimed at helping children live longer, healthier lives. We know that when community and business leaders like You give,  others will follow!

Together, we can help them achieve their dreams.
Let's give them the chance of a lifetime today!

80 cents on every dollar directly fund our research and family programs!