Olivia’s Heart Fund is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization raising funds to fight back against the # 1 birth defect, Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), through vital and promising research, increasing public awareness and education, and supporting those affected by CHD.
In the United States, a child is born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) every 15 minutes. Congenital heart defects are a leading cause of infant and stillborn death. Of the 40,000 children born a year with a congenital heart defect, thousands will die before reaching their first birthday. While more children born with congenital heart defects are surviving into adulthood due to recent surgical advances, children with more complex heart defects are still dying. Surgeons and medical research scientists are continuously striving to make advancements to allow these children to live. However, CHD research is severely underfunded in relation to the prevalence of the disease.
We need your support to fund this vital research. Our mission is imperative to the future of children born with CHD. We fight back so that no child’s battle is ever in vain.