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Save A Child's Heart Foundation, U.S.

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You gotta have Heart! Thousands of children are struggling to survive. They can barely breathe from lack of oxygen. Repairing children's hearts and saving lives.

Real Life



A Little Girl Called Katya

About ten years ago, a little girl called Katya, who was then four years old, arrived from Moldova with very serious heart defects. She was near death and her body was deep blue due to the lack of oxygen.

Some five months and four highly complicated operations later, after the Save a Child's Heart (SACH) team had worked their magic, Katya was ready to go home. A few days before she left, she drew a picture, as only a child of her age can, of a hand holding a little girl with a heart. When she was asked to explain her drawing, she told the following story to the head nurse: "I had a dream, there were many colors over my bed; then a very big hand came in the middle of the night. We flew to a far-off country and they gave me a new heart, and I could run and dance."