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 the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the ongoing spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.