Yusef’s Story

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Jump Rope for Heart Skipper
Yusuf was born with two holes in his heart. Thanks to the Heart Foundation, he now has a pacemaker fitted, and is a Jump Rope for Heart hero.

For Yusuf and so many children like him, your incredible support is helping pioneer world first heart research. Together we’ve made some lifesaving breakthroughs (see below!) Imagine the difference your generous gifts will make for the heart health of all Australians in future.

What compassionate supporters like you have helped achieve:

  • The artificial pacemaker
  • The introduction of intensive coronary care units in hospitals
  • The development of imaging techniques
  • Establishment of the emergency 000 phone number
  • Establishment of Australia’s first mobile intensive care ambulances
  • Development of improved treatments for high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney damage and blood vessel disease

Learn more about Jump Rope for Heart