Cure pediatric heart disease in Yunnan, China

 
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Cure pediatric heart disease in Yunnan, China

Cure pediatric heart disease in Yunnan, China
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A China Cal doctor checking for heart murmurs

A China Cal doctor checking for heart murmurs
For five months out of the year, China Cal tours Yunnan going from school to school to screen children for heart disease. Our exam starts by listening for murmurs, as pictured here. (view small | med | large | orig)

A volunteer checking for murmurs

A volunteer checking for murmurs
Working alongside our doctors, highly trained volunteers assist us during screenings. Our volunteers come from all over the world--including China, the US, Canada, Australia, England and New Zealand. (view small | med | large | orig)

Reviewing ultrasounds

Reviewing ultrasounds
When we identify a murmur, we bring the child into our mobile clinic where we perform an ultrasound of their heart. This lets us diagnose their defect and to determine a course of treatment. (view small | med | large | orig)

X-rays

X-rays
Most of the children we treat require medication; only those with more severe disease require surgery. Before surgery, patients have x-rays taken to examine the heart in more detail, as pictured here. (view small | med | large | orig)

School children posing for a photo

School children posing for a photo
Here, some children pose for a photo after being screened. Most of the children we treat are able to attend school but have difficulty keeping up with their friends. Their disease is progressive. (view small | med | large | orig)

Children of Yunnan

Children of Yunnan
Yunnan is a very diverse place. The province is home to more than half of all of China's ethnic minorities. As a result, we treat children of many different ethnicities. (view small | med | large | orig)

A market in rural Yunnan

A market in rural Yunnan
The children we treat come from all over Yunnan. Here is a photo of a market outside that was located outside one of our mobile health clinics. This was taken in December 2011. (view small | med | large | orig)

Rice fields in Yunnan

Rice fields in Yunnan
Yunnan is one of China's poorest provinces, but also of the country's most beautiful. The children we fund often coming from small farming or agricultural communities in rural areas of the province. (view small | med | large | orig)

Our team wearing Santa hats

Our team wearing Santa hats
A China Cal team is screening children near Dali over the holidays and spreading a little cheer (view small | med | large | orig)
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Project Leader

Sean Love

Irvine, CA United States

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