Meet Rebecca, a three-year-old girl from Haiti. Rebecca lives with her mother and father, and she likes to play dress-up and play with dolls. She is very outgoing and likes to sing and dance, according to our medical partner, the Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA). “Rebecca was born with a congenital heart condition called tetralogy of fallot, which involves several related defects, including a hole between two chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the heart's valves," explains HCA. "As a result, Rebecca's heart cannot deliver enough oxygen to her body, and she is sickly and weak. If untreated, the condition would be fatal." For $1,500, we can fund a treatment that will restore normal blood flow to Rebecca’s heart and allow her to live a normal life. This amount provides funding for overseas prep and transport, as HCA secures overseas heart surgeries for procedures that are not easily accessible in Haiti. The treatment is subsidized by a $10,000 donation from Safra Children’s Hospital. "We were very happy to find out that Rebecca could have surgery for her heart problem," her mother shares. "We are praying that all will go well!"
Meet Karl, a three-year-old boy from Haiti. Karl lives with his mother, father, and older brother. “His father repairs automobiles and his mother stays at home," shares our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA). "He is a shy child, but likes to play with his brother and help his parents at home.” “Karl was born with a cardiac condition called pulmonic stenosis, in which the valve leading from his heart to his lungs is unusually narrow," explains HCA. "As result, blood had difficulty reaching his lungs, and backs up into his heart, leading to heart failure. If untreated, this condition could be fatal.” For $1,500, we can fund a treatment that will restore normal blood flow to Karl’s heart, and allow him to live a normal life. This amount funds overseas preparation and transportation, as HCA secures overseas heart surgeries for procedures that are not easily accessible in Haiti. The treatment is subsidized by a $10,000 donation from Safra Children’s Hospital. Karl's mother shares, “We are hopeful that Karl will be healthy after his surgery so that he can start going to preschool with the other children.”