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We bring the CHD community closer together

You are not alone on the journey of living with congenital heart defects (CHD). We at the CHD Coalition have been there. We have endured every phase and experienced all the emotions—from sad and scared to happy and hopeful. That’s why we’re united in supporting and celebrating each other every step of the way.

As a community of Heart Parents and caregivers, we have children with various CHDs and severities across a wide spectrum of ages. While our support cannot and should never replace professional medical care, the CHD Coalition is an invaluable resource for connecting with people who are on the same journey.

But our support doesn’t just help adults. Lifelong bonds and friendships form between the children, as well. In their own special way, the children and young adults give each other confidence. They learn they are not the only ones with a “second belly button” or “zipper”—and that someone will always be there for them.

Recurring local events

The CHD Coalition regularly hosts events to bring families together in a safe and fun way. Adults have the opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers, ask questions, share stories, or just enjoy the day out with their family. The children can interact with other CHD Warriors while participating in various activities.

Our past and ongoing events have included:

  • CHD Awareness Walk
  • Turtle Back Zoo Trip
  • Annual Heart Party at Elite Gymnastics
  • Secor Farms Fall Party
  • Ceramic Painting Party

A vast and supportive network

While there are intrinsic benefits to building relationships with other families in person, we also have an online network that extends throughout the United States. View our calendar to learn about upcoming events, or contact us to join our community and start receiving the support you and your family deserve.

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Help us make a difference

We lead fundraisers, connect with hospitals, and spread the message of hope—but we can’t do it without the generous support of people like you. By donating or volunteering, you can change the lives of families and children across the globe.