This Sweetheart Day show your support and assist us in improving the lives of kids and families affected by childhood heart disease by dropping your spare change into the donation boxes located in store or online.
Your donation is helping kids like Poppy. Poppy lives with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which leaves the left hand side of the heart underdeveloped. Since birth, Poppy has undergone five major heart operations. Her first open heart surgery was only 36 hours after her birth, meaning that for her proud parents, Matt and Amelia, those precious first days with their new baby were filled with fear.
Poppy is one of the many children born every day in Australia with a heart defect. Like all children born with heart defects, Poppy's condition is not curable. At some point in the near future, Poppy’s heart will give in, and her only hope for survival will be a heart transplant.
The support of The Reject Shop Foundation enables HeartKids to employ Support Teams in all major children’s hospitals across Australia. These teams provide emotional and practical support to families, both in and out of hospital where they spend weeks or sometimes months and are at their greatest time of need.
Kids like Poppy thank you for your generosity in providing her and her family with support so they can live as normal a life as possible.