Little Rosaura recuperated nicely with Grandma
Infants and children healing after open-heart surgery and other heart-related procedures need nutritional meals in order to regain their strength. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been severe in Latin America, leading Surgeons of Hope to act in support of the nutritional needs of our little patients, now recuperating at home, but surrounded by catastrophic poverty within their villages.
Surgeons of Hope recognized the need to augment our healing support early on in the pandemic and we initiated partnerships with local food and supply channels to see that our patients and their families had access to nutrition and sanitization.
Our Pediatric Heart Center in Managua has continued to offer open-heart surgeries, even with difficulty in obtaining medicines and supplies. In June there were 5 surgeries performed, all emergencies. Dr. Ramirez has described incidence of multi-inflammatory syndrome brought on by the virus and he has provided skilled treatment in consultation with our SoH President, Dr. Eduardo da Cruz.
Thanks to you and our loyal GlobalGiving donors our efforts in Nicaragua continue to turn a very bad pandemic impact into a good humanitarian impact. With the help of Super Express in Nicaragua, we have provided food and hygiene packages to our patients and their families throughout the country. The healing has continued with your help. And, thanks to a single donation of $800, we bought external pacemaker threads (lead wires), essential elements for open heart surgeries at our Heart Center.
We remain grateful for single donations of any size. Recurring monthly donations help us to plan our programs and implement longer-range strategies. But either way, you help us to turn a very bad pandemic impact into a better, more hopeful, future.
Grateful for donations of food and supplies
Donated food and supplies are welcome
Countering the bad with the good