Baby Sophie laughing

Sophie's first laugh

Baby Sophie’s vocal chords were badly damaged as a result of heart surgery. Watch her first laugh which meant the world to her mother who feared she would never hear a sound from her daughter.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years