A beautiful childrens book to help support children touched by a special journey.

Hi all families touched by CHD and other significant life journies. Finally there has been a children’s picture book created to help support children with congenital heart defects. Written and illustrated by two heart kid mums, it is an excellent vehicle to promote discussion about emotions and challenges associated with feeling different, hospital procedures and family love.

“Patch the heart lion doesn’t think of himself as brave

or strong. He gets upset when he can’t keep up with everyone else.

But is he really as weak and scared as he thinks he is?

Find out just how brave and strong Patch really is!”

To purchase a copy go to the ‘Buy book now’ link at the top of page and buy using PayPal or if you prefer direct debit, email patchtheheartlion@gmail.com to learn more. Proceeds made from sales of book used to support ‘HeartKids Australia’ and charities and services linked with CHD.

Facts about CHD (Childhood Heart Disease)

  • Is the most common birth abnormality affecting 1 in every 100 babies
  • 6 babies each day are born with a CHD
  • Heart Disease is one of the greatest killers of children under the age of 1
  • Around 32,000 children under the age of 18 are living with CHD

48 responses »

  1. cAN i ORDERA COPY OF THIS BOOK.. WELL A COUPLE OF COPIES PLEASE? HOW MUCH AND HOW?

    • Hi Tammy… Thank you for your enquiry to purchase “Patch the brave heart lion” books. Could you please tell us if you are purchasing from Australia or overseas and how many copies you would like? This will enable us to provide you with the correct amount. Thanks again for you enquiry.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie, Karen and Patch

  2. Tammy says:

    I am in Charlotte NC in the USA- but I desperately need this book for my toddler

    • Hi Tammy
      Thank you for your inquiry to purchase a couple of copies of our gorgeous new “Patch the brave heart lion” picture book.
      We now have an international PayPal option button for you to make a payment. The price is $30-AUD each, which includes the $15- postage.
      Payment can be made securely via Paypal on this site. Just click on the following option on our homepage:

      Buy Book Now International Customers!

      I can then pop the books in the post ASAP for you.
      Thanks again for your inquiry and we look forward to posting your books out to their new home!

      Heart Hugs

      Natalie, Karen and Patch xxx

  3. Lyndsey Mccrae says:

    I too would love a couple copies! I am in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    • Hi Lyndsey
      Thank you for your enquiry to purchase a couple of copies of our gorgeous new “Patch the brave heart lion” picture book.
      We now have an international PayPal option button for you to make a payment. The price is $30-AUD each, which includes the $15- postage.
      Payment can be made securely via Paypal on this site. Just click on the following option on our homepage:

      Buy Book Now International Customers!

      I can then pop the books in the post ASAP for you.
      Thanks again for your enquiry and we look forward to posting your books out to their new home!

      Heart Hugs

      Natalie, Karen and Patch xxx

  4. Peter Zander says:

    Hi Karen, Natalie and Patch.
    Thanks so much for your presentation last night to the Kiwanis Club of Brighton. You guys are an inspiration. I read the book 5 times last night and took the extra copies to work today. I hope to spread the word and have some sales organised for you in the coming weeks. Kindest regards, Peter

    • Thank you Peter. It was a pleasure to come along to your meeting and meet so many wonderful, dedicated volunteers. Thank you to all of your members for their warm welcome and genuine interest in Heartkids, Patch and our own heart journeys. Thank you also for your support in sharing Patch’s book with the wider community and helping to spread awareness.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie, Karen and Patch

  5. Haylee says:

    Hi Nat and Patch.The book is so cool that I was dying to read it, so when it was at Toms day, I got one and when I read it, it is so true that Patch is BRAVE,STRONG,COURAGEOUS,PATIENT AND CARING, JUST LIKE ALL HAERTKIDS. HAYLEE.

    • Hi Haylee… Thank you for your wonderful feedback about Patch’s book. So glad you like the book and please don’t forget that Heart kid siblings are also very BRAVE, STRONG, COURAGEOUS, PATIENT AND CARING too!!! Heart hugs to you. xxx

  6. Lizzy hurst says:

    I would love to buy 3 copies of this book. Can I please have a quote or can I buy them from cardiac ward at the mater? Postage would be to 4504. Thanks so much this book is truly beautiful.

    • Hi Lizzy
      Thank you for your enquiry to purchase 3 copies of Patch’s Book. You can purchase the books from this website and pay for them using Paypal. Just click on the “buy book now – australian customers” button at the top of the page and enter the number of books you would like to purchase. The total cost for 3 books including delivery is $58-. We look forward to receiving your order.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie, Karen and Patch
      xxx

    • Keith Proctor says:

      I would love to order and have the book shipped to me I am in Charlotte NC in the USA- can you get me a postage quote and a purchase price to order?

      ________________________________

      • Hi Keith
        The total cost for 1 book is $30- AUD which includes the book purchase and postage to the USA. You can purchase on this website by clicking on the “buy book now – International customers” button and pay for your purchase using paypal.
        Thanks again for your enquiry.
        Heart Hugs
        Natalie, Karen and Patch
        xxx

      • Keith Proctor says:

        I think my order was placed- tammy proctor- please confirm

        ________________________________

      • Hi Keith
        Yes. I did receive an order from Tammy and it was posted earlier this week. So hope you will receive it sometime next week. Thanks for your order – we look forward to you receiving your book.

  7. Chevelle Carr says:

    Hi there, how much for a copy INCLUDING postage, to NewZealand? Thanks

    • Hi Chevelle
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      The total cost of our “patch the brave heart lion” book including postage to New Zealand would be $30- and I believe the books are taking between 7-10 working days to arrive.
      Hope that answers your questions.
      Merry Christmas!
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie

  8. Sheri Marquez says:

    I would love to send these to some of my heart babies. I would like 10 mailed in the USA. How much for them?

    • Hi Sheri
      Thanks for your inquiry to purchase 10 copies of “Patch the brave heart lion”.
      The cost for the books would be $150- plus postage. For the month of February to celebrate Heart Awareness we are offering half price international postage on all purchases. This means that instead of $72- for postage, it will only cost you $36. (Based on postage to 1 address in the USA). So this is a great time to purchase!
      Look forward to receiving your order.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie, Karen and Patch xxx

  9. Jessica Kidd says:

    We would love more information on possible donations and/or purchase of these books for some of the CHD children we make hospital gowns for. Please look at our Facebook page, under “Gracie’s Gowns” to learn more about our cause and what we do internationally.

    • Hi Jessica
      thank you for your enquiry. Your cause looks amazing – Well done! We have the books available for purchase for $15-AUD each plus postage. For the month of February to celebrate Heart Awareness we are offering half price international postage on all purchases. If you would like only a few copies, then you can purchase them using Paypal via our website under buy book now international customers. If you are looking at purchasing a larger quantity, we can offer you buy 10 ($150) get 2 free plus discounted postage (approx $40AUD instead of $80). Total saving of approx $70-. Just send us a message if you would like to take up this offer and we will arrange payment options with you.
      We would love your CHD children to be able to receive a book from you.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie, Karen and Patch xxx

  10. Marta Montero says:

    Hi, I’m interesting in the book, I’m from Puerto Rico, please send me the information. Thanks!

    • Hi Marta
      We have a special at the moment for the month of February to support CHD awareness month. The postage on international orders is half price. So it is a great time to purchase a book. The total cost for 1 book and postage would be $22-50 AUD. You can purchase the book using Paypal from this website. Just click on the buy book now international customer and follow the prompts.
      Thanks for your enquiry and we look forward to receiving your order.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie, Karen and Patch xxx

  11. Gillian McNeil says:

    Hi,

    I don’t know if its because I’m accessing this link through my phone but I can’t get onto anything in this page that will allow me to buy this book,
    Can you send me a link via email?

    Thanx
    Mum of a beautiful Heartkid x

  12. Marina says:

    Hi, I purchased the book on March 28,2013 and I still haven’t received it. I’m from Canutillo, TX. I think that I places it wrong and then I received an email that I had to pay an extra $10.00 for shipping but I still haven’t received it. How long does it take to ship international? I ordered it for my daughter that is having issues accepting that she is beautiful and unique because of her heart surgeries scar. I thought that this book may help her recognize how truly beautiful and brave she is. I’m really looking forward to getting the book. :)

    • Hi Marina
      Your order and payment was received, thank you. Your book was posted on the 28th March and I have been told that Postage to the USA takes approx 10 working days. So given that Easter is in the middle of this period, hopefully you should receive the book by the end of this week or early next. If you don’t please let me know. I hope that Patch’s story can help your daughter to accept her self, zipper and all – which is what it has done for my 8 year old son, who now proudly shows his zipper to everyone, exclaiming that he is just like “Patch”.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie

  13. Paige says:

    Hi I’m in NZ and would love to buy this for my niece who is about to undergo surgery for chd. Please email me with details if its not too late

    • Hi Paige
      Thank you for your enquiry to purchase a copy of “Patch the Brave Heart Lion” for your brave heart warrior niece. You can purchase a copy of the book using Paypal via this website – just click on “Buy Book Now International Customers”. The book will cost $30-AUD including postage to New Zealand.

      We wish your neice all the very best for her upcoming surgery.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie, Karen and Patch
      xxx

  14. Gillian McNeil says:

    Hi

    I have a copy of this fantastic book, but I was wondering if there was anything in the pipeline to do a “Personalized book”, y’know, with the child (child’s name) in the story?

    Just a thought
    :-)

    Thanx

    Gillian

  15. Susan says:

    I would like to buy 10-15 copies for a Family Resource Center in a Children’s Hospital. Is there a price break available for a larger order?
    Thank you,

    • Hi Susan
      Thank you for your enquiry to purchase multiple copies of “Patch the Brave Heart Lion”. Yes we offer a discount price for orders over 10 books. The price would reduce to $10- AUD per copy plus postage. I believe you are in the USA, therefore postage for example for 11 books would be $75- AUD and on 20 books would be $95-AUD. Patch’s story would definately be of great benefit for you to have available in your Family Resource Centre.
      If you would like to place an order, please email us at patchtheheartlion@gmail.com so we can make arrangements with you.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie

  16. Elaine says:

    I bought this book at Hoffy’s 24hr Burpee Challenge today – what a wonderful way of teaching children about being brave! I just read it to my 4yo and she loved it! Thank you

  17. keri lawson says:

    My 9mo old has tof he’s had two surgeries so far…I would like to purchse a copy for him to always keep. Can you email me on how to do so please

    • Hi Kerry
      Thank you for your inquiry. You can purchase a copy of Patch’s story from this website. Just click on the buy book now – either Aust customer or international customer. You can make a payment using PayPal. If you want to wait a few days, we will be offering a special on Postage as a pre-Christmas sale. Just send us a friend request on face book to see when the special starts, or check back on this website.
      Heart hugs
      Natalie

  18. lisa stanmore says:

    Hi there I would love to order one of these book for my son that being thought two surgery from he’s heart condition, I would like something to help me tell him what happy to him thought an book

    • Hi Lisa
      Sorry for the delay in replying to your message. You can purchase a book via our website at
      http://www.patchtheheartlion.com – just click on the link above either “buy book now – Australian customer” or “buy book now – international customer”. We have a special on postage at the moment for heart awareness month.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie

  19. Monica says:

    Good morning, I Have a page on Facebook called “Lilahroo’s” and I send handmade blankets and a new book to infants and toddlers receiving ongoing medical care and 90% of the have CHDs. Since September I have made and sent 185 lilahroo blankets and a new book and I am curious how I can go about buying some to put in the little ones packages who have CHDs. Can you please let me know the price if a book so I can see how many I can get?
    Thank you
    Monica Boyd
    Also go check out all these wonderful little ones receiving their blankets and books in Facebook… It is beautiful <3

    • Hi Monica
      Thank you for your enquiry. Your face book page looks great & what you are doing for these little ones is fantastic. Patch the brave heart lion books are normally $15 AUD each plus postage. We are able to offer the books to you at a discounted price of $10AUD per copy plus postage if 10 or more are ordered. During Feb for heart awareness month, we are offering half price postage to the USA, so if you were able to order prior to the end of Feb, you would be able to also take advantage of this offer. (Eg – postage is usually $15-AUD per book, but currently $7-50AUD).
      We look forward to being able to work with you to make a difference to these amazing children.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie, Karen & Patch

  20. Amy says:

    Hi I would like to purchase this book. I’m in the United States.

    • Hi Amy
      Thankyou for your enquiry. You can purchase a copy using Paypal by clicking on the link at the top of our website – buy book now international customers. The book cost is $15 AUD each with a special for Feb of half price postage overseas ($7-50) AUD. Postage to the USA usually takes up to 2 weeks.
      Hope this has helped.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie

  21. April Johnson says:

    I need help :)
    I ordered the book and received an email that the money had been received
    I am leaving Australia on March 13
    Please contact me ASAP.

    • Hi April
      Your book was definitely posted on the 29th Feb to the following address:
      Tyler Orahoske
      26 Holland St
      Shepparton
      Vic 3630

      Not sure why you haven’t received it. I could pop another one in an overnight bag tomorrow, but am unsure of what time you would receive it on the 13th. Alternatively, do you have an address overseas that I could post a second book to. All I can do is apologise for you not having received your parcel initially.
      Just let me know what you would like us to do.
      Heart Hugs
      Natalie

      • April Johnson says:

        Thank you for your response so quickly. I will be leaving in the early morning hours of the 13th. My address in the US is 4221 Summit Valley Rd, Hesperia, CA 92345
        I appreciate your help but will i be charged for another book and international postage :(
        April (Tyler)

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