Students team up for young heart patients

As published by Cayman Compass

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A group of young volunteers has been lending a helping hand to young heart patients.

Student volunteers with the Impact 345 group have been giving their time and companionship to children from overseas who have been brought to Cayman for free heart surgeries organized by the Health City Cayman Islands hospital’s foundation: Have a Heart Cayman Islands.

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Surgeries successful, young patients head home

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On Aug. 6., year-old Mchaendel Gilot spent most of an hour-long flight between Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Grand Cayman crying in his cousin’s arms.

Following heart surgery in mid-August at Health City Cayman Islands, the change in the toddler has been astounding, according to family members and countrymen who traveled with him for the procedure. Continue reading “Surgeries successful, young patients head home”

More than 100 children saved by ‘Have a Heart Cayman Islands’ at Health City

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Before her lifesaving surgery at Health City Cayman Islands, 2-year-old Yenifer Lopez Giron complained of a constant pinching pain in her chest, caused by a hole in her heart. Her mother Cecilia said they waited nearly the entirety of her daughter’s life for help, not knowing if it would ever come.

The Have a Heart Cayman Islands organization is constantly looking for children like Yenifer – children in need of heart surgery, children who need help. The nonprofit has been around for only two years, but to date it has helped 104 children from all over the world receive free, life-saving heart surgeries at Health City Cayman Islands. Continue reading “More than 100 children saved by ‘Have a Heart Cayman Islands’ at Health City”

Health City aims to give one charitable surgery a day

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Eight-year-old Carlos Isaac Villca Valdex, and 2-year-old Abdael Mito Montero were flown to Cayman to have surgery. Their operations were successful.

 

Health City Cayman Islands has already performed 68 charitable surgeries for children with heart problems and brain tumors, but the hospital hopes that within the next two years, it can offer one charitable heart surgery every day for a child in need.

In 2016, Health City and the Have a Heart Cayman Islands Foundation aim to offer 100 or more surgeries to children from around the globe. Continue reading “Health City aims to give one charitable surgery a day”

Bolivian children successfully treated at Health City Cayman Islands for cardiac disorder

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The skill and success rates of the surgical teams at Health City Cayman Islands are well known in medical circles in the Caribbean, but it is their humanitarian outreach that is touching lives in South America.

Thanks to the international hospital’s compassion-based mission to provide exceptional care to all, including the poor and vulnerable, two children from Bolivia whose parents could not afford the cost of pediatric cardiac surgery in their country have now received the lifesaving treatment. Continue reading “Bolivian children successfully treated at Health City Cayman Islands for cardiac disorder”

Hope for children with heart disease

As published by the Jamaica Observer

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Health City Cayman Islands, a state-of-the-art tertiary care hospital located in East End, Grand Cayman, is on a mission to ensure that no child within the Caribbean region with heart disease dies because of lack of financial support to access surgery.

The hospital, which provides an array of specialised medical services, accepted its first patient in 2014, and since then has done in excess of 60 heart procedures, at no cost, for children across the region. This they have managed to achieve with the help of Have a Heart Cayman Islands — a non-profit organisation that helps to facilitate free heart surgeries for children. Most of the cases done involve children from Haiti, Honduras and Guatemala, but Health City has now turned its sights to Jamaica.

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