During the routine 20 weeks scan, Chanel’s parents were told their baby had a heart condition. This was later confirmed to be a rare congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Chanel had open heart surgery at just a few minutes old. Following 23 more operations, including 4 open heart surgeries, Chanel continues her fight. But she still has a long road to recovery ahead of her.
This is why we are working hard to fund life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases, to help keep tiny hearts beating