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Save A Child's Heart Foundation, U.S.

(aka) Save A Childs Heart Foundation U S I NC

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PO Box 59172
Potomac,  MD 20859-9172
Phone: 240-223-3940

Mission
We ensure children suffering from serious heart defects, near death and barely able to breathe, get a second chance at life. We provide life-saving cardiac care for kids with congenital & rheumatic heart disease. We mend hearts and save lives!

Email: info@saveachildsheartus.org
Web Site: www.saveachildsheartus.org

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Success Story



A Little Girl Called Fatma

Fatma, a one-year old toddler from Masingini, Zanzibar became the 5,000th child treated by Save a Child’s Heart (SACH). When she was just a few months old, she started to experience a severe fever and cough. These symptoms worried her mother, Balkis, a former SACH patient who, 20 years ago, received lifesaving heart surgery herself, at Wolfson Medical Center in Israel.

 

Constantly in and out of hospitals, Fatma was getting sicker each day. Her alarmed mother brought her to an annual SACH clinic in Zanzibar, where Fatma was diagnosed with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), a persistent opening between the two major blood vessels leading from the heart. The opening, called the ductus arteriosus, is a normal part of a baby's circulatory system before birth that usually closes shortly after birth. Her mother, Balkis, had been treated for the same condition in Israel, through Save a Child's Heart, 20 years ago.

 

Fatma was flown to Israel and admitted to Wolfson Medical Center through SACH, for evaluation and repair of her heart defects. She successfully underwent life-saving heart surgery in Israel.

 

“I owe my own life to this incredible NGO, and now they saved my baby”, said Fatma’s mother. “I owe them my happiness.”

 

Fatma and Balkis returned home healthy and happy. ‍SACH will continue to monitor them during our medical missions to Zanzibar. Fatma is now a happy active little girl. Running around, dancing and singing songs with words she is making up





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Save a Child's Life

Our doctors volunteer their time and services, but it still costs $15,000 to provide the medical treatment that will save the life of a child with heart disease. You can be a lifesaver by donating or raising funds for Save a Child's Heart!

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