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Tag: Tetralogy of Fallot

Cardiac Surgery Story of Hope: Celine

In 2019, a woman named Resty wrote to LWB’s Medical Care program, pleading for help for her only child, Celine. Celine had been born with a serious cardiac defect called tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), which is a combination of four different defects which typically need to be corrected during the first year of life. When […]

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20 Years of Hope: Mary Martha

In 2019, LWB’s Uganda staff learned of a very sick girl named Mary Martha. This small five-year-old child had been born with a complex cardiac defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, and surgery in Uganda was not an option due to the severity of her condition. By the time we met her, Mary Martha had become […]

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20 Years of Hope: Peter

In the spring of 2021, LWB’s India staff learned of Baby Peter who had been born seven months earlier. His parents were prepared for a heart defect that had been detected by ultrasound before Peter’s birth, but after his arrival, it was discovered that Peter had additional medical issues. Since his heart defect turned out […]

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Joey: Waiting for Heart Surgery

When he was born, Baby Joey appeared to be healthy, and his parents and older siblings were excited to welcome him to the world. However, at two months of age, he became very ill with pneumonia. Sadly, Joey developed an abnormal heartbeat and never seemed to fully recover. At four months old, Joey was referred […]

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