This is 14 year old Henry who recently had a successful though dramatic heart surgery at Hospital Metropolitano in Quito.
Henry suffered from aortic coartation which means part of his aorta was very narrow thus causing a severe lack of oxygenated blood to his system. Additionally, Henry had received trauma to his heart.
Those two problems led Fundacion Metrofraternidad in Quito to reach out to HKIE in the hopes of being able to save Henry's life.
We were told it was a 6 hour surgery. He had a couple of very bad days and had to spend 3 additional days in the ICU unit. It was only due to the skills of Dr. Santiago Endara, the cardiac specialist, and his skilled team's quick intervention that Henry was stabilized and on his way to a full recovery. He has been sent him home but will have regular checkups for the next few months. Many thanks to the entire staff at Hospital Metropolitano and Fundacion Metrofraternidad and of course all our donors who together make these type of miracles happen for Henry and others. We encourage you to be a part of our crusade to make the life of children better and healthy.