Reach Children Around the World
Children living with congenital heart defects (CHDs) in developing countries are not as fortunate as we are in the U.S. They will often times die at a very young age unless they can receive lifesaving heart surgery — surgery that is not always available where they live.
Since 2013, the Emerson Rose Heart Foundation has been funding travel costs for children, a parent, an interpreter and a transfer nurse to come to North America for heart surgery, and back home again. Round-trip airfare costs between $2,000 and $3,000 per person — a cost that these families would never be able to afford on their own.