Health
 Brazil
Project #1126

Free Heart Surgeries for Rio's Poor Children

by Dreams Can Be Foundation

Summary

Provides access for poor families to medical professionals and life-saving heart surgeries for children who languish in sub-substandard medical situations and can die from inadequate care.
$4,819
total raised
40
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

Poor children born with cardiac problems need surgery, but have trouble getting care from public hospitals, which lack physical and infrastructural resources. A large number of poor children born with cardiac problems die waiting for treatment. If they do receive treatment from the public health system, it is generally by doctors without adequate skills. When the case is complex, treatment can endanger rather than improve the child's condition. Rio has no children’s hospital.

Solution

Each child undergoes a detailed assessment consisting of medical examinations, ECG, and echocardiogram. Diagnosis and treatment are carried out by a professional team of specialists. Once the diagnosis is made the treatment is determined.

Long-Term Impact

There is nothing sadder than a parent who is unable to save a dying child simply because he does not have the financial resources required. Every life is precious.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.procrianca.org.br
Pro Crianca Cardiaca Foundation
Dreams Can Be Foundation

Organization Information

Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.dreamscanbe.org/​
Project Leader:
Rosa Célia Pimentel Barbosa
Founder and Director of ProCrianca Cardiaca
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Funded Project!

Thanks to 40 donors like you, a total of $4,819 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!
   

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