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Belen Blanton

Our vision is to live in a world where every child has a mighty heart

I’m Belen Blanton, President of Estrellita de Belen Foundation. I was born with a congenital heart defect called tricuspid atresia causing me to now suffer from Eisenmenger Syndrome.  I now dedicate my life to fight for children with congenital heart defects in my country of Venezuela. The situation in my country has more than 4,000

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Mehwish Mukhtar

Stigma: choosing words wisely can make life easier

Comparable to the condition when wind blows and we get random thoughts, alike human emotions are effected by outer elements.  The stigmas of society some way disturb us; moving us away from our own planned paths. Though life is full of uncertainties, we still believe we are best in making decisions. Ignoring the fact that

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Shelagh Ross

You’re never too old to need your mother: my CHD journey

This Congenital Heart Awareness Week (February 7-14) I’m “celebrating” from my bed in a downtown Toronto hospital. I’ve been here too many times in the past 11 months, since just before we had the first COVID-19 lockdown. My heart defect, called tetralogy of Fallot, started causing my heart to beat so fast that it feels like I have

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