Community Involvement

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The HeartGift Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, physicians, hospitals and volunteers dedicated to providing lifesaving heart surgery to disadvantaged children from developing countries at no cost to their families.

She was born March 15, 2005 in Belize. She was diagnosed with a Ventricular Septal Defect and an Atrial Septal Defect (in layman's terms, she had a hole in the wall between the upper two pumping chambers of her heart, AND a hole in the wall between the lower two chambers). Her corrective open-heart surgery was performed by Dr. Kenneth Fox on August 3, 2005. She was our youngest HeartGift patient to date. Now she's at home in Belize, happy and healthy :)