Sandy is a 1 ½ -year-old girl who has a ventricular septal defect, a form of congenital heart disease that means there is a hole in the wall that divides the right and left ventricles of her heart. Sandy’s condition causes her to suffer from labored breathing, fatigue, and general weakness. Without treatment, it will likely result in heart failure.
But there is good news! Doctors say that with heart surgery, Sandy will likely go on to live a long and healthy life. Here’s the catch: in addition to her heart defect, Sandy is severely malnourished. Her family is too impoverished to provide her with adequate food, and she needs nutritional rehabilitation to get her strong enough to undergo surgery.
We need to do two things: 1) Get Sandy the medication she needs to manage her heart condition, and 2) pay for the nutritional supplements she needs to regain her strength for surgery. If we can raise the money to cover those costs, doctors at Wuqu’ Kawoq can get Sandy the heart surgery that will save her life.
Let’s not let poverty be the deciding factor in Sandy’s life. Pitch in to help her get the medical care she deserves!