The China California Heart Watch provides free diagnosis and care for children living in rural areas of Yunnan Province, China. We also give grants to cover the costs of corrective surgeries for children with severe congenital heart disease. Virtually all of the children we see would be unable to undergo these life-saving procedures, as they are too expensive for their families to afford on incomes earned from farming. Your donation will help pay for the surgeries of several children this year.
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 several rural children (approximately one child per $5,000) as well as 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: $16,925
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,075
Total Funding Goal: $25,000