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Sometimes in life you take a phone call and know that you can help and make a difference. Recently in the Hand on Heart office, we took a call that resulted in little Eva and her mum and dad popping into the Hand on Heart office to collect a ‘Families for Defibs’ defibrillator. Although still very young, Eva has been diagnosed with having a heart issue and was referred to us from hospital to see if we could help her.
As a charity dedicated to saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest, we were so pleased that we can offer peace of mind over the festive period to Eva and her parents through our ‘Families for Defibs’ scheme with having a Defibrillator at home.
This initiative was set up to help families with young children who are poorly, have serious heart issues and may need to have their own defibrillator for home, then Hand on Heart step in and offer a defibrillator on loan until funds are in place to provide a permanent solution.
Hand on Heart have a number ‘Families for Defibs’ that are available for loan and with recent demand, all 5 defibs are currently out with families with a waiting list for more to help. We are so grateful to the Brian Kennedy Trust for funding these defibs that allows Hand on Heart to help families in need.
We only wish we had more.