On Monday 9th the Lord Mayor of Belfast Cllr Nichola Mallon met with two of our young heart heroes, Seb and Eva to help raise awareness of Congenital Heart Disease.
One year old Seb McNally joined Eva Toman (4) and Riley Hearst (3) along with their parents at the City Hall who spoke about their experiences of raising children born with congenital heart disease. All three children have undergone at least one heart operation, with most expected to have further surgery during their infancy and early years.
Speaking after the event, Lord Mayor Cllr Nichola Mallon said: “Congenital Heart Disease is Northern Ireland’s most common birth defect and I was touched to hear the stories of children and their families today. The work of clinicians at Clark Clinic and those at the Children’s Heartbeat Trust is vital in providing both medical care, and in raising awareness, providing assistance and support for children and their families.”