February is Heart Month in Canada. When many people think of heart disease they think of adults or older people, but one out of every 100 children born in BC is diagnosed with a heart defect.

One of our Hearts of Gold (HOG) members, Hailey Wispinski, shared her story with Global News in honour of Heart Month. She spoke eloquently about her heart journey, the HOG teen group and CHN, and the critical support she gets from being a part of HOG: “To be honest, we’re really a family . . . We’re really a good, an amazing support system for each other, because no one can understand what goes on.”

Watch Hailey’s interview to learn more. Great job, Hailey!

To get involved with HOG on the Lower Mainland, contact Kristi at chnheartsofgold@gmail.com.

For Vancouver Island HOG events, contact Megan at viheartsofgold@gmail.com.