Samuel is a 20-month-old baby who lives with his mother and father in Haiti. His father is a vendor, and his mother takes care of Samuel full-time.
Samuel was born with a very serious set of cardiac defects known as Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. This involves five heart abnormalities, including a hole between two chambers of the heart and the complete absence of the pulmonary valve. Samuel needs a complicated surgery to repair some of these problems and route blood around his missing valve. Without treatment, Samuel's life expectancy and quality of life will be severely impaired.
Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is requesting $1,343 to fund Samuel’s air travel to the Cayman Islands for cardiac repair surgery, which is scheduled to take place on July 5. Once there, Samuel will receive the treatment that he needs and will hopefully be able to live more comfortably.
"We almost gave up hope that anything could be done for Samuel. We are so glad to know that there are people willing to help him," says Samuel’s mother.