Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya

by Children & Charity International
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Help Mend A Broken Heart In Kenya
Muchi with mom after surgery
Muchi with mom after surgery

     Last quarter we told you about the 70 patients and their families that were helped.  Well, we have done it again.  This period thanks to your continued support and generous donations, Take Heart Association Project (THAP) has helped 60 young patients receive procedures to correct various heart ailments that promise longer life and brighter futures.  Two patients had corrective heart surgeries at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet Kenya in June 2019. Fil and Muchi needed surgical interventions to correct heart anomalies of stenosis, and atresia of the valves.

      Fifty-eight (58) other patients received various services and support that included: 16 youth ages 3 to 18 years, got diagnostic tests and reviews; and 42 children and their families received accommodation, medication, and support for healthier lives through our Family Support Centre services in Kenya. THAP also got 21 new cases.

      THAP USA Chairman Solomon Musimy Esq., visited Kenya and hosted a series of collaborative workshops aimed at extending partnerships. Mr. Musimy also visited THAP Family Support Center in May and June.  Board Member, Kae Dakins and her family visited THAP Family Support Center in June.

     THAP successes provide joyful moments for patients, and encouragement for THAP and CAC to carry on this important work and mission. Thank you.

Fil with caregiver after surgery
Fil with caregiver after surgery
Kae Dakins shares gift with THAP patient
Kae Dakins shares gift with THAP patient
Visitors interacting ad sharing gift with patient
Visitors interacting ad sharing gift with patient
Kae Dakins with family and THAP patients
Kae Dakins with family and THAP patients
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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
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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
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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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Baby Fay
Baby Fay

Thank you donors, partners, and well-wishers for your generous support and cooperation that motivate us to continue our efforts to help needy children with heart disease in Kenya to receive intervention. Since we entered 2018, Take Heart Association Project (THAP) has blessed over 200 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 to serve patients and families. Two patients underwent successful heart surgeries to correct anomalies. Patient, Conso received corrective procedures for congenital heart defect at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya in June 2018. In early July, Baby Fay was escorted to Egypt and received successful open heart surgery at Aswan Heart Hospital. She traveled back to Kenya from Egypt in late July, 2018. Baby Fay was sponsored by Chain of Hope, a UK-based Foundation that enables children to have access to care that they would not otherwise receive. Home visits are planned for August 31, to ensure both patients are making good recovery.

THAP also provided the following:

  • Medicine: THAP provided 10 patients with post-surgery, sustaining medicine this quarter. 
  • Medical Reviews: 17 children underwent medical reviews this quarter. Nine of these patients were presented for screening at MP-Shah Hospital in Nairobi Kenya in July.  The screenings were conducted by Mending Little Hearts, a UK based Foundation.
  • Accommodation: 13 patients were accommodated at the THAP Family Support Center in Nairobi this quarter. This August, Baby Tami is celebrating 2 years as a resident of THAP Support Center in order to receive weekly treatment for heart ailment at the nearby Mater Cardiac Hospital.

THAP's work is not finished. During the past two months THAP received six new patients with heart ailments that need urgent intervention, plus there are children on a Waiting List that require assistance. Thank you to the Cardiac Surgeons, Medical teams, and interested stakeholders that held conferences, and visited THAP Support Center in Nairobi. We look forward to continued collaboration to better serve those in need.

THAP and Children & Charity International are grateful for your continued donation to this worthy cause.  Please spread the word to your friends, family, and social media networks so we can get the resources needed to continue impacting the lives of needy children, and families in Kenya, who would otherwise not have a chance at a successful life.

Patient Conso
Patient Conso
Baby Tami
Baby Tami
THAP staff and patients
THAP staff and patients
Family at THAP Center
Family at THAP Center
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