Heart transplants don’t last a lifetime, the average transplant lifespan is 12 years. One in four kids will face the need for an additional transplant within 5 years.
Enduring Hearts is laser-focused on funding innovative research aimed toward increasing the longevity of pediatric heart transplants, improving the quality of life for these children and ultimately eliminating heart diseases that lead to the need for a transplant.
Leading doctors and scientists work in the field of transplantation, pediatric cardiology and immunology to drive cutting-edge research that will lead to transplanting a lifetime.
Enduring Hearts helps:
- Babies born with heart defects that cannot be surgically repaired and require a heart transplant.
- Children who experience end-stage heart failure through heart disease, infection, and cardiomyopathy.
- Kids, their moms and dads, their sisters and brothers and their grandparents all live with the anxiety knowing that their transplanted heart may fail eventually.
- Many kids who receive other transplanted organs will also experience organ failure due to rejection.
- Adult heart transplant recipients.
Cobb Community Foundation is pleased to help Enduring Hearts by spreading the word of their Challenge Fund so they can reach their goal of $400,000 for 2019.