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Fact Sheet: Children’s Heart Project

Children's Heart Project Purpose To provide life-saving surgery for children with congenital heart defects from countries where appropriate treatment is extremely limited or nonexistent. Samaritan's Purse identifies children needing surgery; locates doctors and hospitals in North America to donate their services; provides round-trip airfare; coordinates for host families; and arranges for a medical transporter to…

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Franklin Graham Visits Mongolia to Hear Compelling Stories from Children’s Heart Project

In a remote province in Mongolia about 140 miles from the capital city, a young mother and father work tirelessly day in and day out tending to their sheep, goats, cows, and horses. As nomadic herders, they move with the changing seasons and make their home in different areas throughout the mountainous countryside. Yet, no…

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Children’s Heart Project Patient Achieves Great Things

Aminah Naluyinde comes from a small village in Uganda. She was raised in a Muslim family with one brother and three sisters. I remember my mother carrying me with her wherever she went. She carried me to and from school each day. This made me feel different and embarrassed. I understood that I needed help…

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Children's Ministries

What It’s Like to Be an Interpreter for the Children’s Heart Project

Karla Patzi Cayoja has worked with the Children’s Heart Project in Bolivia on five separate trips with various families to various hospitals in North America. She most recently traveled with two Bolivian families receiving corrective heart surgeries in the Grand Cayman Islands. Being an interpreter for the Children’s Heart Project isn’t a normal job. It…

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Children's Ministries

Pray for the Grieving Family of a Former Children’s Heart Project Patient

On Tuesday night, a former Children’s Heart Project patient was killed in front of his home in Honduras by a stray bullet. Five-year-old Carlos had heart surgery in Tennessee in June 2012. Please join us in praying for his family during this difficult time. Children’s Heart Project is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that brings…

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Children's Ministries

Lessons from Children’s Heart Project

A man I very much look up to once said, “Your life is the sum of all the people that have affected you.” Sometimes it’s in a positive way, and sometimes it’s in a negative way. I couldn’t agree more. On my second trip with Children’s Heart Project, I was given the opportunity to travel…

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Children’s Heart Project (PHOTOS)

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Children’s Heart Project Fact Sheet

  PURPOSE: To provide life-saving surgery for children with congenital heart defects from countries where appropriate treatment is extremely limited or nonexistent. Samaritan’s Purse identifies the children needing surgery; locates doctors and hospitals in North America to donate their services; provides round-trip airfare; coordinates for host families; and arranges for a medical transporter to accompany…

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Children's Ministries

Changing Lives Through Children’s Heart Project

By Chelsea Pardue, Samaritan’s Purse staff writer Sometimes, understanding only comes with seeing. Children’s Heart Project has held a special place in my heart since I started working with Samaritan’s Purse. I had no particular reason to be tied to it—I didn’t know anyone who had a congenital heart defect, I don’t have children, I’ve…

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Children’s Heart Project

Children’s Heart Project Children’s Heart Project arranges lifesaving operations for hundreds of children who live in countries where the required medical expertise and equipment are not available. Since 1997, Children’s Heart Project has arranged lifesaving surgery for more than 1,000 children

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