Victoria is a 3-month-old baby from Bolivia. She lives with her mother in a neighborhood in La Paz. Her mother makes and sells handcrafted hats for a living.
Victoria was born with a cardiac condition called Total anomalous pulmonary vein return. With this condition, the major blood vessels connect to Victoria’s heart at abnormal locations, making it difficult for blood to flow through her lungs and leaving her weak and short of breath.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, can help Victoria receive the treatment she needs. On July 12th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which the doctors will disconnect the blood vessels and reattach them at the anatomically correct locations. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund VIctoria’s surgery costs.
Victoria’s mother said, “I am very hopeful that my daughter will be able to breathe normally and gain weight after this surgery!”