This is the is the story of Sofia, a little girl who was born into a very poor family in a small village, Ixtapan del Oro, Mexico. Shortly after her birth the doctors discovered that Sofia had a serious malfunction in her heart. Her circulation was so poor her lips were purple. Sofia needed corrective surgery as soon as possible. She would not live to be a year old if she did not have corrective heart surgery soon. The hospital closest to her village was not equipped to help her. Her parents were referred to a hospital in Mexico City. Every trip to the hospital meant leaving at three AM and traveling four hours for her appointment. In spite of the difficulties of going to and from the city, Sofia’s family made every single appointment.
Then the family was informed that Sofia would be treated at the Pediatric Heart Center at the American British Cowdry (ABC) hospital . Sofia’s father had been borrowing money he could so to pay for Sofia’s corrective surgery. It was not enough.
The Kardias, ABC Hospital, Children’s Pediatric Heart Center was willing to operate on Sofia. Thanks to the donors who support the program at the ABC Hospital, the cost of the surgery was completely covered by Kardias. There was no way that this poor family could have afforded her surgery. The family members were given a place to sleep, blankets and towels for the duration of Sofiia’s stay in the hospital. On November 22, 2022, Sofia’s surgery was successfully preformed. When you consider a donation that can help save a life, think about Sofia and the children like her.
Sofia’s story has a happy ending! She is now one year old and has started to walk. She no longer has purple lips. She has gained weight. What greater reward could a donor hope for than to know that their donation has made a difference and saved a life.
This is just one of many stories of children’s lives who have been saved by Kardias.
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