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HeartGift Stories

Meet some of the children who’ve received free life-saving heart surgery from HeartGift!

Buyanbaatar, Mongolia

Buyanbaatar – Age 6 – Mongolia Buyanbaatar – otherwise known as Buyka – lives in the South Gobi Province of…

Leia, Belize

Leia – Age 1 – Belize Leia was a preemie born at only 33 weeks and quickly diagnosed with a…

Larah, Haiti

Larah – Age 2 – haiti Shortly after birth Larah was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect – specifically, a…

Cheyenne, Haiti

Cheyenne – Age 2 – Haiti Shortly after birth, Cheyenne was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect…

Aaron, Uganda

Aaron – Age 2 – Uganda Aaron was born right on time and quickly diagnosed with a hole between the…

Keona, Philippines

Keona – age 2 – philippines Keona and her identical twin were born prematurely at 31 weeks, and only Keona…

Thatcher, Belize

Thatcher – Age 1 – Belize Right after birth, Thatcher was diagnosed with ventricular septal defect (VSD), or a hole…

Madison, Belize

Madison – Age 2.5 – Belize Shortly after birth, mom Leonella, noticed her baby, Madison, was having a hard time…

Praise, Cameroon

Praise – Age 15 months – cameroon Praise was born in an extremely rural town in Cameroon located in western…

Angel, Honduras

Angel – Age 5 – Honduras Little Angel was born in the very rural town of Santa Rosa de Copan,…

Naz, Syria

Naz – Age 4 – Syria When Naz was born, her mother knew immediately something was wrong due to her…

Jeremi, Nicaragua

Jeremi – Age 1 – Nicaragua Jeremi was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot at six months old. Anytime the baby…

Ana, Honduras

Ana – Age 13 – Honduras At age 12, Ana was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, an irregular heartbeat. Her…

Rowell, Belize

Rowell – Age 2 – Belize Rowell’s arrival into the world was right on time and uneventful! His grandmother was…

Helen, Haiti

Helen – Age 7 – Haiti Helen’s mother knew something was wrong when her baby struggled to breathe at just…

Kamila, Belize

Kamila – Age 2 – Belize Kamila was born a few weeks premature, and doctors detected a significant heart murmur….

Klyn, Haiti

Klyn – Age 14 – Haiti Klyn is your typical teenage boy with a wicked sense of humor and loves…

Solongo, Mongolia

Solongo – Age 8 – Mongolia When she was just a few months old, Solongo was diagnosed with a hole…

Litzy, Nicaragua

Litzy – Age 3 – Nicaragua Shortly after birth, little Litzy was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), four defects…

Daniel, Belize

Daniel – Age 1.5 – Belize At only three weeks old, Daniel’s father noticed his son was turning blue. He…

Joseph, Uganda

Joseph – Age 1.5 – Uganda Joseph is from the little town of Katende in the Mpigi district of Uganda….

Oliver, Cuba

Oliver – Age 4 – Cuba After trying to have a baby for a very long time, Oliver’s parents had…

Kenawak, Ethiopia

Kenawak – Age 9 – Ethiopia Kenawak’s mom knew immediately that there was something was wrong with her baby boy…

Mercy, Uganda

Mercy – Age 2 – Uganda Mercy was very fragile at birth and diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a…

Luk, Honduras

Luk – Age 1 – Honduras Luk was born prematurely, 7 weeks ahead of schedule. At just 3 weeks old,…

Ithan, Nicaragua

Ithan – 6 Months – Nicaragua Shortly after the birth of Ithan, his mother knew something was wrong – his…

Morgan, Uganda

Morgan – Age 3 – Uganda Morgan was three months old when his mother, Mariam, noticed his labored breathing. Doctors…

Jacob, Philippines

Jacob – Age 4 – Philippines Jacob was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a combination of four defects in…

Bilqis, The Gambia

Bilqis – 16 months – The Gambia Bilqis arrived weighing just 10 pounds at 16-months-old. Babies with congenital heart defects…

Destinee, Belize

Destinee – 18 months – Belize Destinee was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect (VSD), a hole in the wall…

Anna, Belize

Anna – Age 8 – Belize At birth, Anna was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a serious congenital heart…