Sialu is a girl from Sierra Leone. Sialu lives in Freetown with a very large extended family. She is always smiling and making new friends in the neighborhood. She has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, a heart condition involving several related defects, including a hole between two chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage in one of the heart’s valves. As a result, not enough oxygen is delivered to her body, leaving her sickly and weak. Without surgery, the condition would be fatal.
Sialu will fly to the Narayana Institute Of Cardiac Sciences in Bangalore, India to receive treatment. On July 27, she will undergo cardiac surgery. Although Sialu is not from Haiti, Haiti Cardiac Alliance is collaborating with partners to make her surgery possible.
Sialu’s family also needs help to fund the costs of travel. The $1,343 bill covers her flight to the hospital. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, will also provide support to the family as they travel overseas.
Her mother says, “We feel like our prayers are being answered now that we know our daughter is able to have surgery soon!”