Thanks to friends like YOU and the AUBREY ROSE FOUNDATION in cooperation with CCHMC – Sean, an eight-month-old boy from the Philippines lands in Cincinnati on March 8th for open-heart surgery scheduled for March 12th at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The Aubrey Rose Foundation pays for all expenses including flights, accommodations, meals & the surgery.
Without this surgery Sean was not expected to live .
Please help us continue saving lives & putting smiles on the faces of children in our community and around the world.
Sean is part of our Healing the World’s Hearts Program.Healing the World’s Hearts Program was developed by Aubrey’s Foundation with help from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital doctors, surgeons and corporate support to provide “simple” heart procedures to sick children in the U.S. and developing countries around the world. We say “simple” heart procedures because these are surgeries which can be performed in the U.S. that can SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE letting them go back home to live a healthy and productive life without follow-up cardiac procedures. Sean’s Mom Felice is a United States citizen and went to the Philippines to pursue a medical degree. Sean’s Grandmother lives in Texas and will be coming to Cincinnati to meet Sean for the very first time! Please help us continue saving lives & putting smiles on the faces of children in our community and around the world. If you would like to help with this, feel free to make a DONATION here.
The Healing the World’s Hearts Program, a goal of the Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation, aims to bring children with life threatening heart problems from international countries as well as children from the United States, to Children’s Hospital Medical Center for surgical repair of their heart. The patients will go through a process that requires them to provide a full medical report from the physician that is presently treating them. We will also need documentation from the parents indicating the nature of their financial hardship and need for assistance from our Foundation.
This is a first time, unique project. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has never been approached to participate in a partnership where there is grant money, along with partners willing to address the associated needs of the patient and their family. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Cardiology was very willing to give their support and commitment to this endeavor based on the letters of intent from the other organizations and their involvement in the global community. The medical team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will review the documentation and make the determination if they can medically assist this patient within the boundaries of our agreement. These boundaries are that a child will only require one surgical repair to mend their heart. Our goal would be for the patient to return to their homeland and be able to live a healthy and productive life after the surgery is performed.
Dreams That Were Believed and Achieved
Please read our success stories involving children and their families who have been brought to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital through the Healing the World’s Hearts Program. View pictures, discuss it in our blog, and make a tax-deductible donation.
Home: Pozorrubio, Phillipines
Heart Condition: Tetralogy of Fallot
Surgery Scheduled: August 5, 2008
Elena Morosova Cherkasov
Home: Vyschgorod, Russia
Surgery Scheduled: November, 2006
Healing the World’s Hearts Program Online Donations
To make a donation to this wonderful program, click here and select Healing the World’s Hearts from the dropdown list.. Thank you for your contribution!