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If you are a CHD patient, family member, friend, or a member of the medical community and would like to get in touch with the Heart of London-Middlesex, chapter of CCHA, please contact the Chair Lisa Wright at lisawright@cchaforlife.org.

Who we are

Chair: Lisa Wright


Lisa is a wife and mother of three young children, living in London, Ontario. Her eldest, daughter, Rachael who is now 7 years old was born with pulmonary stenosis, hypoplastic right heart syndrome along with a large ASD. She has spent time with her daughter in Toronto Sick Kids and is being followed at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Science Centre, Paediatric Cardiology Clinic. Lisa has a degree in History from the University of Western Ontario and background in human resources and a passion for bringing awareness and support to our children and adults living with a CHD. Lisa is also the vice-chair of the Family Advisory Council at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Lisa and her family volunteer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and The Wal-Mart Walk for Miracles.

Secretary: Courtney Holland


Courtney is a mother of two children, living in London, Ontario. Her eldest son Aiden was born 9 years ago with Ebstein’s anomaly of the tricuspid valve. She has spent the last 9 years in and out of  Sick Children in Toronto where her son Aiden had his first open heart surgery at the age of 19 months. Her son has also been followed by the Children’s Hospital, London Health Science Centre, Paediatric Cardiology Clinic. Courtney has a diploma in computer programmer analysis but has been a stay at home mother due to Aiden’s heart defect. She has a passion for bringing awareness to our children and adults living with a CHD.

Treasurer:  Rebecca Lariviere


Rebecca is a Wife and Mother of twin girls aged 4 years who resides in London, Ontario.  Her second born twin daughter was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect at the age of 1 year. Though it was detected as a mild heart murmur heard upon exit from hospital at 2 weeks of age, they were then given the news that it was a congenital heart defect at her one year follow up and that she would need surgical repair. Her surgery took place at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto at the age of four.

Rebecca has a background in office administration, computer software, and customer service.

She volunteers her time with Ronald McDonald House London, specifically, the newly opened Family Room at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Her and her family also participate with The Walmart Walk for Miracles.  She is dedicated to the heart health of her daughter and others born with CHDs.

Check out how congenital heart disease stacks up against better recognized diseases in Canada! So many affected and so little awareness and funding! Get involved with CCHA, donate, and spread the word about the growing population of of "survivors" so that we can get the care and support we need to live long, healthy lives!

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