A Heart Hero is a child with a congenital heart defect (CHD). The CHD can be detected at birth, later in life or even prior to birth. Heart Heroes may need one surgery to correct the defect, or may need routine complex medical procedures throughout their life in order to maintain their heart health.
Heart Heroes have exceptional strength because of their CHD. They show great courage which has carried them through life-saving operations, countless doctors’ appointments, pokes, prods and hospital stays. Thus, Heart Heroes have been empowered with a superhero cape to help sustain their incredible bravery.