Children & Charity International

Children & Charity International mission is to "embrace humanity" by utilizing God given talents and resources to promote educational advancement and development; provide charitable and humanitarian aid, and 'Make a Difference' in the lives of poor and underrepresented people. As a mentoring organization we utilize charity and education to teach and empower people to take responsibility for their lives. We accomplish our mission partnering with churches, leaders, groups and organizations.
Sep 21, 2012

Joyful Months

Victor Kamau catherization at Mater Hospital
Victor Kamau catherization at Mater Hospital

Late spring into summer were very eventful months as several THAP children received much needed heart surgeries and medical treatment as follows:

  • Baby Victor had catheterization on April 12, 2012 at Mater Hospital, Nairobi Kenya.
  • Baby Brian received surgery on June 13, 2012 at Mater Hospital, Nairobi Kenya
  • Joseph received surgery on June 19, 2012 at Aswan Medical Center, Aswan, Egypt through the Chain of Hope.
  • Mary received surgery in early August 2012 at Mater Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.

Forty- four children and families received other services that included:        

Echograms – 4, Evaluation – 1, Lab test – 1, Medicine – 14

Review – 10, Accommodation at THAP Family Support Center – 14

 

We just got great news from HeartGift of Austin, Texas that one of THAP’s patients, Ryan, was approved for heart surgery.  This is very exciting for everyone and we look forward to reporting on the outcome after his surgery.

Since THAP is growing and the heart program is expanding there is an even greater need to help those on the waitlist; educate local Kenyan communities about heart disease; and provide pre and post-surgery care through the Family Support Center.

CAC and THAP thank you for your continued support as your support is helping change the lives of many deserving families, one child at a time!

Jun 15, 2012

Stitches in Time

Patients in India
Patients in India

These 3 months have been great for THAP. One hundred children and families came out to hear Robbie Schaefer and his team from OneVoice raise awareness of heart disease in Kenya.  Robbie traveled from the US to Kenya and visited the Take Heart Association Project (THAP) families.   A fun time was spent with the patients, families and community residents. 

Five children received successful surgeries in India and Kenya as follows:

Felister Wangari was operated at New Hope Hospital in Chennai India in April 2012; James Mwambi and Caleb Maina were operated at Narayana Hospital in Bangalore India in March 2012; Victor Kamau and Samuel Ndegwa were operated at Mater Hospital in Kenya in March and April 2012.

Forty- two children and families received other services that included: Echograms – 4; Evaluation – 1; Lab test – 1; Medicine – 14; Review – 10; Accommodation at THAP Family Support Center – 12

Our heart program is expanding as we work to educate the Kenyan community about heart disease and ways to help those in need.  The Family Support Center continues to facilitate patients and families before and after surgeries. 

Thank you for your continued support which is helping many on the waitlist get needed surgeries. Children & Charity International and THAP thank you.

Mar 14, 2012

Delightful Hearts

At the time of writing this report, Children & Charity International (CAC) is happy to say that Mr. Peter Mbogo Kamau, Executive Director of Take Heart Association Project (THAP) is in India.  He is accompanied by a group of six - three patients and three parents.  One of these patients, Felista Wangari was on the 2011 Waitlist.  Thanks to your generosity, Felista will have her much needed life-saving surgery soon.   Two patients will receive pre-operative care, surgery, and post-operative care at New Hope Medical Center in Chennai and one will be at Fortis Malar Hospital in Bangalore, India.  The group will return to Kenya in April. 

CAC is also pleased to report that the past 3 months have been fulfilling for many Kenyan parents.  They have been excited to see their children receive medical treatment and services for various heart ailments. We were able to assist these children in the following ways:

Two successful surgeries:
(a) Yvonne Mwikali Waluma  was operated  at Fortis Malar Hospital in
Chennai - India in February 2012.
(b) Master Samuel Njenga was operated at The Mater Hospital in early February 2012.

Other services received by children included:                                                                                        Echograms – 4, Evaluation – 3, Lab test – 1, Medicine – 9                                                                          Review – 8, Accommodation at THAP Family Support Center – 11

The next scheduled surgeries are planned for April and June 2012 by two visiting medical mission teams from Europe.  THAP hopes at least four children from the waitlist will have surgeries.  THAP will continue to monitor all patients’ progress by providing necessary medication and ensuring that families return for their check-ups with cardiologists at Mater Hospital in Nairobi.

With spring just around the corner, may the anticipation of those spring blossoms also bring great thoughts to you, our donors, about this much needed work to save the lives of children suffering from heart ailments. As you  continue to support this worthy cause by your continued contributions, the children and parents say ‘thank you’ with delightful hearts.

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