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Tag: ventricular septal defect

3 Ugandan Children Arrive in India for Heart Surgeries

This week, three children from Uganda headed to India to receive their long-awaited heart surgeries. As with any complicated trip involving medically fragile kids, some travel glitches occurred. Sadly, one of the children chosen for this travel group, little Arianna, is currently ill in the hospital and unable to travel, and we’re working with this […]

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20 Years of Hope: Raven

Little Raven was born in India in April 2020. Her parents were thrilled at the birth of their first child, but their excitement quickly turned to panic when they took her to her first check-up at 15 days old. Doctors discovered a hole (a ventricular septal defect, or VSD) in Raven’s heart but reassured the […]

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Catherine: Waiting for Heart Surgery

This lovely five-year-old is Catherine. She lives with her parents and her baby sister in Uganda. Catherine appeared to be a completely healthy child until she developed a terrible cough last year at age four. After receiving treatment at a local hospital, she was referred to the Uganda Heart Institute for further evaluation. Sadly, little […]

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