“Because of medical bills not everyone with congenital heart disease can afford college. This is why our family established the scholarship at Salt Lake Community College for those affected by Congenital Heart Disease or CHD”
— Kristina Cardall
The Paul Cardall Family Foundation 501(c)(3)
The Paul Cardall Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to educating patients and families suffering from heart disease, including both pediatric and adults, to be pro-active with their healthcare.
One of our goals is to help prepare pediatric congenital heart patients understand how to transition into adulthood and reap the benefits of attending an adult congenital clinic who specialize in their adult care.
There are over 1 million adults in the United States with congenital heart disease. Due to scientific and clinical advances, including those supported by the American Heart Association, 85%-90% of children with congenital heart disease now survive into adulthood. Unfortunately, currently less than 30% of these adults see appropriate specialized providers. A well-planned and executed “transition process” into adulthood for adolescents with congenital heart disease is needed.
Finally, we maintain relationships with and assist similar organizations throughout the world devoted to inspiring patients to take an active role in their healthcare.
The scholarship will be available January - Deadline is in March