Lucas is a one-year-old baby boy who lives with his mother and grandparents in Haiti. He is a playful and happy baby who has recently started walking and likes exploring the house.
Lucas was born with a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect, in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of his heart. Instead of oxygen-rich blood being circulated to the rest of the body, blood leaks through this hole into the right ventricle and the lungs. Extra blood being pumped into the lungs causes the heart and lungs to work harder, leaving Lucas sick, short of breath, and at risk of other complications.
Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is requesting $1,500 to fund Lucas’s travel to the Cayman Islands for the cardiac repair surgery, which Have a Heart Cayman has significantly subsidized.
“I was very scared when I found out about my son’s heart problem. I am praying that everything will go well with his surgery” says Lucas’s mother. With this treatment, Lucas will hopefully be able to grow up to be a healthy and energetic young boy.