Over the past year, Love Without Boundaries has helped 18 Ugandan children with heart defects travel to India for cardiac repair surgery. There are very few pediatric heart surgeons in Uganda, and many parents are desperate to find help for their children. Now, three more children are preparing to travel to Amrita Hospital in India, and we can’t wait for you to get to know them!
Malcom, age three, is the oldest of the children traveling to India this month. He has often been hospitalized with pneumonia and was diagnosed with a large aortopulmonary window — a condition requiring surgery. Malcom’s parents are peasant workers, and they are grateful he will have the opportunity to live without the sickness that has plagued him.
Next, meet beautiful Baby Angelica, just four months old.
Angelica so far is not at all amused by the many doctor’s appointments she has had to endure! However, her mother is relieved that her baby girl will be able to undergo cardiac surgery to repair her heart defect. We look forward to seeing a few smiles once the stress of the unknown is behind them.
The third little heart patient traveling to India is two-year-old Raphael who has a complex heart condition. Raphael is a great lover of toys — especially toy cars. He even takes his car to bed with him at night, and when he wakes, the first question he asks his mom is “Mummy, my car?”
Raphael may become a lover of airplanes after this upcoming flight to India!
This trio of small travelers have just received their passports and are hoping to get their Indian visas this week. We’ll be sharing lots of updates on their progress once they begin their journey.
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