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HeartGift Houston's 10th patient three year old Angel and his Mother, Juana have returned to the Dominican Republic. We are thrilled that Angel was able to return home a happy and healthy boy due to life saving heart surgery. This picture was provided to us from Gift of Life International and shows Juana and Angel arriving back home.
In mid-August, HeartGift Houston will welcome their next young patient, four year old Mariangel from Nicaragua. Please contact us about partnering in Mariangel's journey via financial or volunteer support.
Two-year old Elvis returned to Santa Ana, El Salvador in September. His mother, Dilma, maintains contact with us through our Facebook page. She writes often to tell us how well Elvis is thriving and to thank everyone who helped save his life. She is also thankful for the warmth of her host family in Houston. She will never forget the hospitality of Marta and Eugenio.
CNN en Español has invited Sandra Salazar, HeartGift Houston's Patient Coordinator, to record a radio show. It will be distributed to a wide number of stations in the U.S. and many Spanish-speaking countries. The date and time of broadcast will be announced shortly.
HeartGift's mission is to provide lifesaving heart surgery to disadvantaged children from developing countries where specialized medical treatment is either scarce or nonexistent.