Antonela, who is just two months old, lives in La Paz, Bolivia, with her parents and two older siblings. Antonela’s parents both work as market vendors.
Antonela was born with two heart defects: a hole between the two lower chambers of her heart, and a leak between two of the major vessels next to her heart.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, can help Antonela access the care that she needs. As she is too small and fragile to repair both conditions at the same time, surgeons at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría will first close the leak next to her heart on April 5th, allowing her to become stronger and more stable. Approximately one month later, Antonela will undergo a second heart surgery to close the hole inside her heart. She and her family need your support to raise the $1,500 for this critical procedure.
Antonela’s mother said: “Our family is all praying that after this surgery our daughter will be healthier and will start growing and gaining weight.”