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Santo Domingo January 2016

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THE STORY:

INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS HEART FOUNDATION wrote -

CHD's are the MOST COMMON birth defect in the WORLD. Yet, over 75% of children in the world don't have access to life-saving surgery! 

And we are on a mission to make this number smaller...because we believe EVERY child deserves the gift of life, no matter what country he or she is born in. 

Since 1993, the International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) has been taking volunteer medical teams to developing countries around the world to provide life-saving surgery to children, while training the local staff and equipping them with the necessary tools to properly care for their children on their own. Our #1 goal is to create independent and sustainable pediatric cardiac surgical programs in countries without adequate care. So far, we have operated on 7,604 children in 33 countries!

The coming year will include a new surgical program at the Roberto Reid Cabral Children's Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The goal of this trip will be to perform 15-18 open-heart surgeries on infants and children with congenital heart defects, who currently do not have an opporutnity to receive the care they need in the Dominican Republic. 

Currently, there are several medications and critical supplies needed to perform these surgeries that are either not available in the Dominican Republic or are much more expensive than they are in the USA. In order to keep surgery free for the children and their families, we will ship these items from the USA to the Dominican Republic for the trip. We need your help to raise the remaining funds necessary to purchase and ship these supplies. Here are some examples of what your donation can provide:

  • $ 3500 – The cost of a heart surgery to save one child’s life
  • $ 1000 – The cost to ship 10 boxes of supplies to the Dominican Republic
  • $ 500 – The cost of one set of perfusion supplies for one life-saving surgery
  • $ 250 – The cost of one surgical patch to close a hole in a child's heart
  • $ 100 – The cost of medicine for one life-saving surgery
  • $ 25 – Your gift combines with others to provide life-saving surgeries

Like many developing countries, the Dominican Republic relies heavily on foreign groups for help. ICHF's goal will be to educate and train the local medical professionals at the Roberto Reid Cabral Children's Hospital so that they can become independent and self-sustaining and no longer need to rely on foreign assistance. While doing this, we will provide surgery at no cost to the children and their families.

$1,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sean Smith

    $100

  • Kathleen Taylor

    $40

  • Michelle Oddi

    $40

  • A. Xandi Newell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kimberly

    $100

  • Ada Neilson

    $50

  • Spunks

    $100

  • Cathy Burney

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Emily

    $200

  • The Tucker Family

    $50

  • Val & Gary Edwards

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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58% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $17,585 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS HEART FOUND...

Amount Raised

$5,920

 

30% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Ferdman

Amount Raised

$2,905

 

73% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Randa Blenden

Amount Raised

$2,595

 

74% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rodrigo Soto

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

200% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Helen Holtby

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

130% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sean Smith

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

58% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

andrea hiebert

Amount Raised

$815

 

163% Raised of $500 Goal

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Lynn Conrad

Amount Raised

$600

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Val & Gary Edwards

Val & Gary Edwards

3 years ago

The Tucker Family

The Tucker Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Emily

Emily

DONATION: $200

Because of your heart and spirit. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Cathy Burney

Cathy Burney

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday, Sean!! Continue doing good things in the world... 3 years ago

Spunks

Spunks

DONATION: $100

God blessXO:) 3 years ago

Ada Neilson

Ada Neilson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kimberly

Kimberly

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago