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The Red Thread To Baby Diana

An ancient Chinese proverb says that “an invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.” LWB’s newest cardiac initiative has begun this week in Guatemala with our very first baby who is in urgent need of heart surgery. 

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7 Lives, 7 Days: Patience

Sweet, somber Patience is just one year old. Patience and her twin sister are the youngest of five siblings. The five children and their mother live in a small, one-room house in rural Uganda. 

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Share Your Heart With Valerie

Valerie is the beloved baby in a family of five children. She was born with VSD and PDA heart defects, as well as Down syndrome. When her mother received her youngest’s difficult diagnosis, she was overcome with sadness and worry. She feared for Valerie’s life, for how and where they could even get the complicated surgery in Uganda, and for how she would pay for it.

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Five Little Heart Patients Travel from Uganda to India

Yesterday, five little Uganda heart patients boarded a plane and traveled to India to prepare for life-saving cardiac surgeries that are unavailable to them in their home country. Their parents have spent the past few months gathering medical reports, passports, visas, and taking COVID tests. We hope you’ll follow along with us for the next few weeks as we get to know these heart warriors and their stories.

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