Honoring Noemi’s Legacy to Global ARCH
One year ago, Global ARCH lost a guiding light. Noemi de Stoutz was a trailblazer and dedicated champion of CHD advocacy and support.
Born in Switzerland with complex CHD, Noemi survived far beyond expectations. Despite her limitations, she spent her life helping others as a palliative oncology physician. She was forced to retire early due to her heart condition but turned her focus to CHD advocacy and support. Noemi was deeply passionate about improving life-long care of people with congenital and rheumatic heart diseases. She was involved with the Swiss organization Cuore Matto, co-founded Global ARCH, and generously donated to Children’s HeartLink and Global ARCH upon her passing. Her donation to Global ARCH was transformational for our organization and member groups, ensuring we can grow and continue to impact future generations of people worldwide affected by CHD and RHD. This week, we remember Noemi — her compassion, dedication, and wry sense of humor — and invite our community to continue her legacy by donating to Global ARCH.
Global ARCH is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Federal identification number: 82-4892355.