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Article by RODRIC J. HURDLEBRADFORD
LAS VEGAS Business Press — While children’s medical charities and causes receive more attention than ever, from cancer to muscular dystrophy to premature birth, pediatric cardiology is often pushed to the background, even though it is one of the most common medical conditions in children.
In Nevada, for the past 15 years, the Children’s Heart Foundation has taken up the responsibility to increase awareness, resources and assistance for babies and children with heart conditions, along with the families that support them.
“Twice as many children die from congenital heart failure and heart disease than all of the child cancers combined,” said Kelly McClellan, executive director of the Children’s Heart Foundation, which recently hosted two of its summer camps, Camp MendaHeart and Camp Heart and Sole at Potosi Pines Camp in Pahrump.
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