Veteran marathon man Derek Haines is taking on yet another incredible and gruelling challenge to raise $1 million for a local heart charity. In 2016, the 67-year-old runner is planning to run In a 50K endurance race, scale three Bolivian mountain peaks and finish two marathons to raise cash for Have a Heart Cayman Islands.
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.
Four children from Honduras, each under the age of five, have new leases on their lives following open heart surgeries performed at no cost to their families by the specialist medical teams at Health City Cayman Islands. Continue reading “Life-saving Heart Surgery Saves Four Children From Honduras”
A St Kitts and Nevis mother has expressed her relief and gratitude to Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI), not only for the successful cardiac treatment of her son, 12 year-old Phesaun McCalmon, but also because donations resulted in no cost to her for her son’s surgery and stay. Continue reading “Kittitian youth benefits from free heart surgery at Health City”
A relieved mother from St. Kitts and Nevis is grateful for the doctors and staff of Health City Cayman Islands and its partners following the successful cardiac treatment of her son.
Shellon McCalmon thanked the Caribbean hospital “for the hospitality you have offered to us. For your patience and time in making me, and my son most of all, safe and well.” Continue reading “Kittittian mother thanks Health City for son’s heart surgery”