Stanley is a young child from Haiti. He lives with his mother and grandmother in a small city southwest of the capital. He enjoys listening to music and playing with his toys. Stanley also has Down syndrome.
Stanley has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of his heart. Blood leaks through this hole without first passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving him weak and short of breath.
On October 4, he will undergo cardiac surgery at St. Damien Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. During surgery, surgeons, will sew a patch over the hole to close it. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $5000 to pay for surgery.
Stanley’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 requested by our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, covers cardiac exams and medications.
His mother says, “Our family is so happy to know that Stanley’s heart can be fixed!”