Jorge is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Bolivia. He is in seventh grade and likes to study art and psychology.
Jorge was born with a congenital heart defect called atrial septal defect. A hole exists between the two upper chambers of his heart; blood leaks through this hole, leaving him weak and unable to exert himself.
Our medical partner, International Cardiac Alliance, can help heal his condition. Jorge is scheduled for surgery on September 11. He will need to fly from his hometown to another city in Bolivia for the treatment. During the surgery, doctors will sew a patch over the hole in Jorge’s heart to close it and prevent the blood from leaking.
Jorge’s family needs your help raising $1,500 to fund his cardiac treatment. He hopes that after the surgery he will be able to have a more active life.
Jorge said: “I am hopeful that after this surgery I will start getting stronger and will be able to play soccer.”