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    Smile Congenital Heart Disease

    - CHD is ONE of the greatest causes of death in infants under 1
    - Everyday 6 children in Australia are born with CHD
    - Every week 4 Australians pass away from CHD
    - Approx 32,000 children are currently living with CHD

    statistics form heartkids

    we have a movement going on facebook to get federal parliament to recognise chd as a disability and we are also sending out letters to the health minister and emails etc to get this issue discussed in parliament. Heartkids are bringing up the issue in august but we need more support. Many of those 32,000 children with heart disease and even thousands more adults living with the disease pay hundreds of $ each time they need a test or visit the cardiologist the medicare gap is $150 just for a monthly or 3 monthly checkup and many people like us must attend monthly. Our son has complex heart disease so we know how hard it is. And the medications alone can run upwards of $500 or more a month. Then the loss of income from surgery, recovery times. But heart disease sufferers are not entitled to basic help like carer payments, health care cards or disability pensions because they are not considered ill in the eyes of australian law. chd sufferers are disabled and many suffer lifelong probeems, so not recognising them is discrimination. If you want to help us out PM me and I will send you the link and info. thanks

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