Chapter: Dallas


Elvis arrived from Kenya with his mom Esther on January 12, 2016 for his life saving heart surgery. 


Elvis had 2 holes in his heart that were repaired on January 21, 2016. A huge thanks goes to the wonderful medical team at Children's Medical in Dallas for doing this life saving surgery. 


Elvis has a wonderful host family he is staying with in Frisco, Tx. Thank you to Amy and Craig Granier for opening your home.  Elvis is having a ball playing with Celia and David, the Granier children. Amy and Craig belong to First Frisco United Methodist Church and they are such a blessing. They are providing meals for the host family, outings for Esther and Elvis and also transportation to and from appointments. 


Elvis will go home in February and be able to live a happy and healthy life. He is looking forward to playing soccer and going back to school. 


Tuguldur arrived from Mongolia with his grandma on July 31 and had his successful heart surgery on Aug 5. He came with a hole in his heart and thanks to outer great surgeons at Childrens Medical Dallas he went home with highest repaired.  Tuguldur went back to Mongolia on September 9th. He is doing great. He went home to a new baby brother that was born while he was here. A special thank you to First Frisco United Methodist Church for all of their support, meals, outings and love to Tuguldur and his grandmother. While they were here they saw many parts of Dallas and met many great volunteers. Thank you to Becky and JJ  Wilson for opening their home and hosting Tuguldur. Tuguldur will have a happy and healthy life back in Mongolia.








Olamide's wonderful host family, Doug and Lara Edwards threw a great 1st birthday party. They had 40 people from the Frisco United Methodist Church, neighbors and friends attend. Ruth, Olamide's mother was so excited she made a sign to welcome everyone and hung balloons everywhere. She even made a cake from scratch with one of the Edwards neighbors, something she has wanted to do since she has been here. She also showed us how they celebrate by doing a dance for us. It was great fun!  Thank you to all who attended. HeartGift has the best volunteers!!

Olamide bdayOlamide







News & Events