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May 6, 2019

Keeping Hope Alive!

Baby Safi
Baby Safi

      Families and patients of Take Heart Association Project (THAP) had joyful hearts and revived hopes by receiving critical surgeries, interventions, medicine, evaluation, and support. During the past months, four (4) patients Grace, Gian, Safi, and Adhi received much needed surgical interventions to correct heart anomalies of regurgitation, stenosis, and atresia of the valves. Patient Grace underwent surgery in January. Patient Gian had surgery in March. Patients Safi and Adhi had successful procedures in April performed by a visiting medical mission team, Healing Little Hearts at MP Shah Hospital in Kenya. Sixty-six (66) other children and their families got much needed help during this quarter in the form of: Reviews – 29, Medicine – 24, Accommodation at THAP Family Care Center – 13.  

      THAP has been helping sick and desperate children with heart anomalies in Kenya get urgently needed care for 27 years. THAP has assisted over 1,200 children and their families with surgeries, interventions, medicine, food, personal care packages, support, and accommodation, to enjoy healthier lives.  But there are many more children on a Waiting List that need our help. This period 12 new patients were added to the list.

      This period, the Family Care Center welcomed Dr. Zaf and 2 patients -Baby Ami and Baby Tami and their moms. The group was in-transit to India from Sierra Leone when baby Ami took ill during the trip. She was admitted to Mater Hospital in Kenya. Upon baby Ami discharge and travel clearance, Dr. Zaf and the group continued their journey to India.

      Children & Charity International (CAC) and THAP continue to forge ahead with services and support for children and families in Kenya. THAP and CAC are grateful to all partners, funders, and supporters that continue to believe in its work and the impact it has on many lives.  Your continued donation to this worthy cause is truly appreciated. Partnerships and support from benefactors are pertinent to growth in our organizations. Thank you.

Irene visiting Baby Adhi and mom
Irene visiting Baby Adhi and mom
Dr. Zaf (r) stands with patients, moms, and Irene
Dr. Zaf (r) stands with patients, moms, and Irene
Feb 5, 2019

Sincere Thanks!

THAP President, stands with staff and patients
THAP President, stands with staff and patients

          Donors, partners, caregivers, patients, and well-wishers, please accept our sincere thanks for your contributions, collaborations, support, and cooperation throughout the past year. Your alliance has motivated the administration and staff of Take Heart Association Project (THAP) to continue efforts to help needy children with heart disease in Kenya to receive appropriate intervention. We are happy to report that during 2018, THAP has blessed 282 children and families with surgeries, interventions, medicine, food, personal care packages, accommodation, and support to enjoy healthier lives.

          During this quarter, THAP administration and staff continued serving patients and families. Two patients underwent successful heart surgeries to correct anomalies. Patient Hira (November 2018), and patient Chel (December 2018)), received corrective procedures for congenital heart defects at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet Kenya. THAP has also provided the following:

  • Medicine: THAP provided 22 patients with post-surgery, sustaining medicine this quarter. 
  • Medical Review: 21 children underwent medical reviews this quarter. Reviews were conducted at MP-Shah Hospital in Nairobi and Tenwek Hospital in Bomet Kenya. 
  • Accommodation: 13 patients were accommodated at the THAP Family Support Center in Nairobi this quarter. Baby Tami continues to be a resident of THAP Support Center in order to receive weekly treatment for heart ailment at the nearby Mater Cardiac Hospital.

          From December 2018 into 2019, nine patients with heart ailments have been evaluated for urgent intervention. We are progressing through a Waiting List of children that require assistance. Thank you to the Cardiac Surgeons, Medical teams, stakeholders, and Solomon Musiyimi, Esq., THAP President that visited THAP Support Center and partner hospitals, and held conferences in Nairobi to strengthen relationships and increase capacity. We look forward to continued collaboration to better serve those in need.

          THAP and Children & Charity International are grateful for your continued trust and donations to this worthy cause.  Please use 2019 to spread the word to your friends, family, and social media networks. We want THAP to be sustainable and continue impacting lives of needy children and families in Kenya who would otherwise not have a chance at a successful life.

Mom, Surgeon, and patient
Mom, Surgeon, and patient
Patient after surgery
Patient after surgery
Nov 7, 2018

Touching Lives

Support
Support

Touching Lives!

Donations and continued support from benefactors have allowed Take Heart Association Project (THAP) to intervene in the lives of 61 additional needy children and families this period.This number is beyond the thousands of children and families that were helped with surgeries, interventions, medicine, food, personal care packages, accommodation, and support over the past 26 years, and who now enjoy healthier lives.

 

During the past three months, fifty-one (51) patients received an array of services that include:

  • Medicine: THAP provided 21 patients with post-surgery, sustaining medicine this quarter. 
  • Medical Reviews: 19 patients journeyed to Bomet for medical reviews this quarter. Patients were presented for screening at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet Kenya in September.  The screenings were conducted by Mending Little Hearts, a UK based Foundation.
  • Accommodation: 11 patients were accommodated at the THAP Family Support Center in Nairobi this quarter. Baby Tami remains a resident of THAP Support Center and continues to receive weekly treatment for heart ailment at the nearby Mater Cardiac Hospital.
  • Care packages: 10 post-surgery families received educational literature and care packages.

 

Within the last few months THAP received 13 new patients with heart ailments that need urgent intervention. There are also many children on a Waiting List that require assistance so the work continues. THAP and Children & Charity International wish to say a hearty 'thank you'  to the cardiologists, surgeons, medical teams, support staff, and interested stakeholders that collaborate and screen THAP’s patients, and perform much needed surgeries.We look forward to continued collaboration to better serve those in need.

Faith with Mom
Faith with Mom
Gian with Mom
Gian with Mom
Consultation
Consultation
Family Engagement
Family Engagement
Mary
Mary
Siph
Siph
 
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