Sarah is a preschooler from Haiti. She lives with her father and older brother in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She likes going to preschool and watching Disney movies.
Sarah has a cardiac condition called atrial septal defect. A hole exists between the two upper chambers of the heart. Blood leaks through this hole, leaving the child sick and short of breath.
On April 9, she will undergo cardiac surgery at St. Damien Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. During surgery, surgeons will sew the hole closed with stitches so that blood can no longer leak through it. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery.
Sarah’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.
Her father says, “Our family will be praying for everyone who is helping Sarah get well!”