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 Health  Mexico Project #42515

Catalina Channel Swim for Little Mexican Hearts

A microproject by Kardias AC
Catalina Channel Swim for Little Mexican  Hearts
Catalina Channel Swim for Little Mexican  Hearts
Catalina Channel Swim for Little Mexican  Hearts
Catalina Channel Swim for Little Mexican  Hearts
Catalina Channel Swim for Little Mexican  Hearts
Catalina Channel Swim for Little Mexican  Hearts


These funds will help pay for surgical treatment for Mexican children who were born with congenital heart disease (chd). With the New Heart Center, Kardias increased its capability by 50% and is treating more children who are economically vulnerable. Fernando Morthera, open water swimmer, will travel one of the riskiest routes in this sport to support raise funds for Kardias. With every stroke from the cold and turbulent waters, he as well as children with CHD must strive to move forward.

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This project will help us increase the funds to be able to give attention to the increased population of children Kardias now has the capacity to attend. 1 in every 120 children are born with CHD. In Mexico every year 18,000 to 21,000 children are born with this ailment. The country does not have the capacity to give the attention every one of this children need. With the increased capacity Kardias has with the new Heart Center, the more we fundraise the more children we can treat.


Kardias provides heart surgeries for more than 200 children every year with a survival rate of 95%. In February of 2019 Kardias inaugurated a new center for pediatric surgery at the best hospital in Mexico increasing our capacity by 50%. The increased capacity means that more surgeries can be preformed on Mexico's poorest children. Your support will help us save their lives.

Long-Term Impact

Our joint effort of public and private sectors, reduces waiting list of public hospitals giving timely attention to children in vulnerable populations. Children born with heart malfunctions when treated live healthy and normal lives; when not treated promptly they develop lung damage, suffer learning disabilities, a lag in brain development and emotional distress. With Kardias children will receive treatment of congenital heart disease with high standards of international level.


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Organization Information

Kardias AC

Location: Mexico City - Mexico
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @kardiasac
Project Leader:
lola fernandez
Mexico City, Mexico
$1,553 raised of $2,000 goal
31 donations
42 days left
$447 to go
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