To our kind supporters:
The China California Heart Watch would like to take this opportunity to update you on Li Gan's progress.
Last week, your support made it possible for Li Gan and his family to travel to the Children's Medical Center in Shanghai, where he was evaluated by a team of expert cardiologists. The doctors there performed a cardiac catheterization to examine his heart in detail and determine his suitability for surgery. Unfortunately, based on the results of his exam, the doctors decided that the best course of therapy for Li Gan would be medical, not surgical. While surgery would have provided a cure for Li Gan's heart disease, the nature of his congenital defect made performing the surgery too dangerous.
Li Gan has since returned to Yunnan, where he will be followed closely by Dr. Robert Detrano, the founder of the China California Heart Watch, and treated with appropriate medicines payed for by you and other generous donors to his campaign.
Although Li Gan was unable to undergo surgery given the complexity of his heart defect, the China California Heart Watch has identified 15 other candidates for whom we are seeking donations. Given the level of support we have received through Global Giving, we are planning to increase our funding goals and open up our campaign in the hopes of funding surgeries for all of these children. Over the next few days, you will see some changes to the campaign website. We encourage you to check back soon and spread the word so that we can continue bringing hope to the children of Yunnan afflicted with this difficult disease.
Best regards and thank you again for your continued support,
The China California Heart Watch
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