- provide a range of supports to families of children with CHD who require ongoing surgery, hospitalization and/or who have a palliative diagnosis
- provide a support network for families who have lost a child to CHD and
- provide support to families who have recieved an antenatal diagnosis of CHD.
- Provide vouchers for food, petrol, and other necessities directly through the Edgar Stephens ward to families with children who have a severe CHD or complex medical diagnosis who are struggling financially
- Raise funds to provide small grants for heart families who require assistance with household bills, crisis accommodation, medical supplies and more
- Provide a variety of supports for families with a child who has a palliative diagnosis
- Explore opportunities to provide meals on the ward for parents such as fresh food and freezer meal sponsorship
- Set up ongoing friendship and support for families who are regularly in and out of hospital and have children who have a high care or palliative diagnosis.
- Organize family events, outside of hospital, in Canberra and Sydney to help families build on their support networks.
- An advisory group of angel parents to help us to decide the best way to honour and remember children who have sadly passed away from CHD
- A memorial beads program – with new beads available for special dates such as birthdays each year until our heart angels turn 18 and graduate from the program
- An online support group administered by heart angel parents.
How you can help
Little Hearts is relies on the kindness of donations from our community. All donations will be provided directly to families in significant need. There are a few ways you can help us.
- Provide a tax deductible donation for small grants for heart families who require assistance with household bills, crisis accommodation, medical supplies and more.
- Donate vouchers for food, petrol, and other necessities
- Provide a tax deductible donation to enable us to set up support programs for our families with heart angels
- Get in contact if you have any other ideas
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How to donate:
You can donate directly by bank deposit to:
Name: Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation
Account Number: 160854121
Reference: Your name
Please let us know if you would like a receipt for your tax purposes.