Yunnan children in need of heart surgery

Yunnan children in need of heart surgery

From Colin Flahive

We are raising funds to support underprivileged children in Yunnan who need life-saving heart surgeries but cannot afford the cost. Though we hope to help a number of others, our first goal is to to help Li Ziyang.

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8 months ago

Thank you for all of you support. This year with the Have a Heart Fundraiser, this online fundraiser and a new commitment from the Gift of Life program we raised a total of nearly $50,000 this year for underprivileged children in need of heart surgery. It's an amazing accomplishment and so glad to have you all as a part of it.

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This is a letter from the mother of a child who is next in line to receive our help.

My name is Li Yingzhen, from Jinma Township, Luxi County. My daughter, Li Ziyang was diagnosed with congenital semi-cone deformity with scoliosis when she was a 4-day-old. Ever since then, we take her for medical check every six months at 2 Hospital Affilicated to Kunming Medical University. She received scoliosis surgery in June, 2019. After the surgery, she was hospitalized several times due to lung infection, among which she was in critical condition twice because of sepsis and respiratory failure.

In August 2020, she was diagnosed with congenital mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation. The following month she was hospitalized at Kunming Children’s Hospital for Hyperthyroidism and am still on medication. October 2020, while having check up for mitral problems, she was found to have an enlarged heart. A heart surgery is in critical need.

I too was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and am receiving chemo therapy in August 2020, followed with surgery in September. All family savings are used up. We can no longer afford another surgery for my daughter

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8 months ago

Update #1

Thank you for all of you support. This year with the Have a Heart Fundraiser, this online fundraiser and a new commitment from the Gift of Life program we raised a total of nearly $50,000 this year for underprivileged children in need of heart surgery. It's an amazing accomplishment and so glad to have you all as a part of it.

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