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

Project Report | Aug 14, 2017
A Stitch In Time

By Marilyn James | Project Leader

Wairi (white headband) stands next to Prof. Yacoub
Wairi (white headband) stands next to Prof. Yacoub

In keeping with the sentiments of a proverbial expression, nine children were fortunate to receive a stitch in time this quarter. Five of them Ugo, Jo, Flo, Epi, and Kimo received much needed surgical intervention to correct regurgitation, stenosis, and atresia of the Valves, and repair of other congenital heart anomalies. A further three patients, Mac, Vick, and Oya, received critical evaluation that resulted in corrective procedures. These vital surgeries and procedures were conducted at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet Kenya on May 30, 2017 by a team of cardiologists, and surgeons from the United States and Kenya. The ninth surgery on Wairi was done at Aswan Medical Center in Egypt, under the direction of Prof. Magdi Yacoub, Founder. Without surgery these patients faced sudden cardiac arrest with little chance for survival. They are now recuperating and making great progress to a brighter future.

 

Twenty-nine other children and families got much needed help during this quarter in the form of: Echograms –2, Medicine – 15, Review – 4, Accommodation at THAP Family Support Center – 8.

 

Children & Charity International (CAC) and Take Heart Association Project (THAP) continue to forge ahead with services for children and families in Kenya. We provide much needed ongoing education and home visits. We check on families and patients well-being post-surgery, and provide literature on follow-up healthcare, and diet. We are currently prepping one patient to travel to Germany for an apparatus removal surgery in September 2017. We thank all supporters for continued interest and for your donations to this cause which impacts the lives of deserving children and families. Partnerships and support from benefactors are pertinent to growth in our organizations so we endeavor to promote these bonds.

Epi After Surgery
Epi After Surgery
Flo After Surgery
Flo After Surgery
Oya After surgery
Oya After surgery
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Children & Charity International

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Marilyn James
Washington , DC United States

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