A New Heart for Chase

Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Estelle Dixon for "Chase Porter"

$26,729 of $550,000 goal
Given by 466 generous donors in around 8 months

Chase is a 3 year old who needs a heart transplant to survive.


Chase is a chubby cheeked ,vibrant 3 year old boy who was born with Barth Syndrome, a rare genetic condition, that has caused his heart to fail. His parents were told at the beginning of the year that he will need a heart transplant to survive. The specialist medical team put through an application, on the family's behalf, to the Ministry of Health for funding to get them to Melbourne, Australia, where Chase would be placed on an indefinite wait-list, as peadiatric transplants aren't available in New Zealand. After an 8 month wait, they received devastating news. The application was declined with no real explanation why. Now waiting on an appeal of this decision, the family is in a desperate place of uncertainty while Chase remains in need of a new heart, a cost that may be upwards of half a million dollars.

Estelle Dixon's involvement (page creator)

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Use of funds

Funds will go towards the life-saving surgery and all associated costs. If in the event the transplant is declined, the money raised will go towards Chases bucket list and making him as comfortable as possible with the time he has left.

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Latest update

For those following   15 September 2020

Posted by: Estelle Dixon

Just wanted to let you know that the family has now created a page specifically for those who are interested in following Chases' journey on Facebook. The page has been added to the links section of this page.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 24 Apr 2021
Sending love and light to you your whaanau.
Oliver on 12 Apr 2021
All the best for your future. Kia kaha!
Private Donor
Private Donor on 03 Apr 2021
Nicola on 01 Apr 2021
Sidney (my 7 yr old) has been given $10 to donate, and he's chosen Chase, and he wishes him well xxx
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 31 Mar 2021

Who's involved?

Andy and Kelsi Porter's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Andy and Kelsi Porter on behalf of Chase Porter

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