Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives

by Kardias AC
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Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives
Help a Children's Heart Center Save More Lives

The holidays remind us of the importance of being surrounded by our loved ones and of being grateful for what life offers us. We want to congratulate and thank all of you who contribute to our cause with your generosity.  As always, there are many challenges but we feel proud and blessed because we have reached all our achievements this year. We couldn´t have done it without you.

With your help we are giving more than you could imagine. We give children the opportunity to live through heart surgery and hope to their families. Because of you, we can change lives. Together, we can keep hearts beating and faces smiling.  

Angel has a little sister and brother and had heart surgery in September. He is well and back home. His mother is relieved to have the opportunity to take care of her three children equally while his son can lead a normal and plentiful life. Angel, besides having the opportunity to share his childhood with his siblings, can run, play, and laugh as every child should.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

The Kardias Team 

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During her pregnancy, Patricia and Guillermo found out that one of their twins had a heart problem and unfortunately where they lived, San Luis Potosí, it was difficult to find the care they needed to repair Paz's heart. The diagnosis was confirmed: Tetralogy of Fallot and Paz would need heart surgery.

 

After her birth, on October 21, 2020, her parents discovered that the Medical Insurance they had did not cover Paz's illness and they felt totally helpless. They knew that their little girl would need corrective surgery at some point, but at the same time, it was extremely expensive and in search of options, a family friend recommended the Kardias program to them in February 2021, they went to their appointment at the Pediatric Heart Center where she was evaluated and confirmed the diagnosis.

 

 Before his surgery, the family lived in isolation. They feared for their daughter's health in the midst of a pandemic. Paz is fair-skinned, a little pale. She never turned purple but as she grew older, her oxygenation dropped and when she ate she became very exhausted and sweaty. After months of waiting, the surgeon Héctor Diliz broke the news: "Paz, you are about to receive the best gift you can have in your life." Paz was scheduled to have surgery on her birthday.

 

Paz was hospitalized for eight days after her surgery. Even her mom didn't think it was possible that she would be released so quickly. But just as his recovery was instantaneous, Paz's growth and development were also immediate. Within a week of being home, Paz learned to walk. When eating she no longer sweated or got tired. Today, Paz, her sisters, and her parents are very grateful to the Kardias program.  “As a family we are very close. You become much more sensitive, but knowing that Paz came to a community where there are good people, who support you and move you forward, gives you hope in people, in humanity, in your country. Knowing that this program exists in this country, these doctors, changes everything”, concludes Patricia, who before saying goodbye, expresses her gratitude and tells us that she will make sure that Paz carries Kardias in her heart for the rest of her life. “There is no way to thank them.”

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Life is a gift. We believe every child born with a heart defect deserves the opportunity of a healthy life in the company of his/her loved ones, free of physical limitations.

 

Diego is a little boy who was born with trisomy 21, had an Ostium Secundum type defect in the atrial septum, which was corrected on January 20, 2022, by the great medical team that the ABC Hospital with the support of the Kardias Foundation.

 

Since Diego was born during the Covid 19 crisis his surgery was canceled 3 times for health reasons and he finally had the surgery he needed  in January this year 2022.

 

Diego´s mother wrote a letter thanking Kardias and the ABC Hospital for the opportunity given to her son. We want to share it with you since it would have been impossible without your help.

 

I want to convey my eternal and most sincere gratitude to the ABC Hospital and the Kardias Foundation, for the opportunity they gave my son Diego to have a better quality of life.

It is difficult for me to convey all my gratitude and that of my family to the doctors and nurses who intervened in the operation and in Diego's care in the hospital; social workers, laboratory personnel, etc.

 

God continue to bless you and wisely guide your laudable and important work that allows you to keep the smiles of the little sick.

Rest assured that every time I see my son smile or hear his heartbeat I will say a prayer for you.

Thank you for allowing Diego's light to stay on.”

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On behalf of Kardias, we want to thank you for your incredibly generous gift. The funds you provided allow us to provide the best pediatric cardiac health care in Mexico.
The choice you made by donating to our organization gives children a second chance at life, and their mothers and fathers the joy of an active normal life for their child. On this ocasion we want to share  thank you messages from the parents of the children benefitted from your donations. 

“My son will grow up to tell his story, to talk about possibilites.  He will be without illness and will talk about you and give testimony of what you did for him. We can´t thank you enough."Manuels´mother

“The day I received the call that my son was going to have his surgery, I understood what a miracle means.  You, anonymous donors, are extraordinary beings who came into this life to make a difference so that people who were not so fortunate find a way and a solution. You do not mind investing your time and life in someone you do not know , you are not indifferent and fight every day so that other people can continue living. Thank you!” Aitanas´mother 

“Julie received her third surgery. Thanks to the early and accurate diagnosis and to your generous donation, we are on our way to giving Julie a better quality of life. "Julies´ father

“My son was born again today and it changed my life. I am eternally grateful that my baby no longer has a purple tone in his skin and has energy to eat. Today with almost 11 months of life he is at home fully recovered” Matias´mother

We also want to share a poem that reminds us how aiding others gives purpose to our lives. Thank you for helping us give a life opportunity to more mexican children born with heart disease.
Not in Vain
Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

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Arturo and Violeta are siblings, Violeta is three years older than Arturo and both were born with a heart defect.

They both had surgery on Children's Day, Arturo at 3 pm and Violeta at 6 pm. They were hospitalized for three days and were released together to go home.

The day after the surgery, the Kardias team arranged a visit so that the siblings could see each other, Arturo visited Violeta's room and they were laying on the same bed holding hands. Violeta talked about her surgery and complained about how scared she had been before surgery. Arturo responded with a more practical approach but with a captivating smile about how happy he was that it was over and rejoiced they were together again.

After being together for a while, Arturo asked Violeta: Is something wrong, Violeta?

Violeta answered: it hurts!

Arturo said: It doesn't hurt, nothing happened, we are still here.

Violeta laughed incredulously at what her brother said. They had heart surgery! Her brother always makes her laugh. They love each other very much.

Arturo was born with a cleft palate and was diagnosed with heart disease. The doctors told his parents, Erick and Beatriz, that their son needed surgery. Due to lack of resources and bureaucracy in the health system, he went through three public hospitals, finally he was referred to Kardias. 

At the same time that this was happening, Violeta started elementary school and thanks to the medical record required to enroll in school they realized that she too had a heart disease. 

 Beatriz is very grateful that her two children were benefited by a donor who doesn't even know them. "Without the donors I wouldn´t have been able to help my children, they would not have survived."

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Kardias AC

Location: Mexico City - Mexico
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Ana Luz Diaz
Mexico City, Mexico
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