“This has been a very scary time for both me and Christina, but we have faith in God and we believe everything will be ok for her,” says Christina’s mother.
Meet Christina, a seven-year-old girl from Haiti who has the congenital heart disease, Tetralogy of Fallot. “Christina was born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which involves several related defects including a hole between two chambers in the heart and blockage of one of the heart valves. Two years ago, she underwent a “shunt” operation to allow blood to flow more normally until her arteries could grow to a size that would allow for a permanent fix. However, several weeks ago that shunt became blocked and she is at imminent risk of death in coming weeks without having surgical repair,” reports our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance.
“Christina loves going to school and misses seeing her friends since she’s been sick,” continues Haiti Cardiac Alliance. A naturally outgoing girl, she likes to dance, sing, and play with friends.
For $1500, we can correct Christina’s heart condition and allow her to enjoy her friends’ company. “Following surgery, Christina’s heart should be completely repaired and she should be able to live a normal, active life,” says Haiti Cardiac Alliance.