The China California Heart Watch provides free diagnosis and care for impoverished children living in rural Yunnan Province, China. We also give grants to cover the costs of corrective surgeries for children with severe congenital heart disease. Already, funds raised on GlobalGiving have covered the costs of surgery for 25 children. Help us close the gap and cover 10 more!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The western Chinese countryside has been left behind by China's economic reforms. This is particularly tragic for the approximately nine in 1,000 children born in Yunnan who have heart defects. Families cannot afford to pay for expensive heart surgeries. The children pictured here are some of these children, and China Cal has found them just in time. They desperately need an operation to cure their heart disease, which with your help they will be able to undergo in Kunming, Yunnan's capital.
How will this project solve this problem?
These children need donors to pay for their medicines, surgery and travel to/from the hospital in order to save their life. We must also raise money so that their parents can accompany them from the countryside to the hospital. Your donation will go directly (100%) toward covering these costs.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will save the lives of up to 25 rural children and increase awareness of the need for better health care in China's rural areas. It is our belief that increased awareness will lead to better overall care for rural Chinese children with heart disease and bring attention to the growing pandemic of cardiovascular disease in China.
Total Funding Received to Date: $29,615
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,385
Total Funding Goal: $36,000