Stories About the Children

All Things Work Together for Good

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Two Hearts Receive Healing

Upon first appearances, they don’t have a lot in common. Jheens is 11 years old. He lives with his parents and older sister in his aunt’s apartment in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. He attends school and hopes to be a doctor one day. His father works to provide for their family, while his mother devotes all [&hellip

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The Race for Life

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There Was a Beautiful Glow

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Wild Joy

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In the Hands of the Almighty

Carola Contreras is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Bolivia. She recently transported 9-year-old Wilfredo from Bolivia to the U.S. for surgery to repair the defect in his heart. “I’ve done all the repairs I had planned,” the surgeon said after working for four straight hours on Willi’s heart. “We’ll wait 48 hours to see how [&hellip

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Four Surgeries to Repair Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects, affecting approximately one in 100 newborns, and are the number one cause of birth defect-related deaths worldwide. Children with congenital heart defects suffer from fatigue, difficulty eating, poor weight gain, and difficulty breathing. This can keep them from doing well in school, or, in some cases, [&hellip

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Healing Physical and Spiritual Hearts

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness week. Along with many families, individuals, organizations, and health professionals, Samaritan’s Purse would like to take this opportunity to share the needs and solutions for children suffering from heart defects at birth. Children’s Heart, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, arranges life-saving heart surgeries for hundreds of children who [&hellip

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The Journey Home

Brittany Raymer is an administrative research assistant for Samaritan’s Purse. The heart is one of the most important muscles in the body. Through the pumping of blood, it provides life. But sometimes, during fetal development, the heart doesn’t develop as it should and is limited in its ability to function. When I first started working [&hellip

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God’s Plans are Perfect

Iveth Villatoro is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Honduras. She recently traveled with a group as an interpreter. I first met Keirita and Alexa and their mothers, Maria and Johana, on the way to the capital of Honduras. We were going to get visas for them so that they could travel to the U.S. [&hellip

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