Liam, El Salvador
Santiago, El Salvador
Santiago likes to play and watch cartoons. His favorite food is spaghetti. He lives with his parents and his grandmother cares for him while they are at work. Santiago is excited because soon he will be a big brother.
When Santiago was just 1 1/2 years old, his parents took him to the pediatrician for a check-up and was told that he had a heart murmur. After seeing a cardiologist, they were told that he would need a catheterization procedure to heal his heart.
Despite his heart condition, the smile has never left Santiago’s face. Now that his heart is healed, thanks to you, he is feeling much better, has more energy and is excited to play and welcome his little brother into their family.
Dailyn, El Salvador
Dailyn lives with her parents and 8-year-old brother in a one-room borrowed home which is situated close to the border of Honduras. It is a 7 hour trip to get to the hospital. Dailyn’s mother was very concerned when she had a high fever. She made the long trip to the hospital and was told during the examination that her daughter had a heart defect which needed treatment. After further evaluation, it was determined that her heart could be healed with a catheterization procedure.
Dailyn likes to sing, play with the chicks and with her brother who has autism. Her father is a farmer and plants corn and beans for the family’s consumption.
This family is extremely grateful that Dailyn’s heart is now healed thanks to you. This will take a huge burden of worry off their shoulders as well as the financial burden of the long and expensive trips to the hospital.
Adorable Catalina is a very active little girl who is well-known and loved by all in her village. Her father is a construction worker and the sole supporter of the family since her mother stays home to care for her. Two years ago, Catalina’s heart began to beat very fast. Her parents took her to the pediatrician who immediately told them she had a heart condition that needed treatment. They did not know what to do since these types of procedures are not available in Honduras. They heard that doctors in nearby El Salvador could help Catalina. However due to the covid-19 pandemic, they were not able to travel across the border to see the Salvadoran cardiologists. Recently, they were able to make the trip with Catalina and were told that she would need a catheterization procedure to heal her heart. Catalina was treated in El Salvador and is now back in Honduras chasing her Grandmother’s chickens and dogs thanks to you.
Richardson Jean, Haiti
Katia, El Salvador
Sweet Katia is an only child and has struggled to survive since the day she was born. Immediately following her birth, she was hospitalized in the ICU for 15 days due to difficulty breathing. Just prior to her recent heart surgery, her parents took her to the hospital again due to bronchial spasms and she was admitted. Following her heart surgery, she had complications and struggled to survive. She was in the ICU for one month following her surgery. She was frail and very malnourished since her body could not thrive due to her heart condition. At 8 months of age, Katia was just 8 pounds. She is a fighter and is doing much better. Now she needs proper nutrition to gain weight and strength. The family will be provided PediaSure through our nutritional program to help Katia recover and grow. Thank you for helping to save little Katia’s life!
Erda Aliu, Kosovo
Jaedan Ramkaran, Trinidad
Danna Mendoza, Ecuador
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