Successful mission to Djibouti

A medical team flew to Djibouti last February for a week. In a country with a high military occupation and an unstable economy, access to health care is extremely complicated. Three years after our last mission in this country, we found it essential to return there to ensure the follow-up of children already operated on, to examine sick children and to maintain a relationship of trust with the State leaders.

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Fédia, 4 years old from Haiti.

Fédia was born in August 2010. She had been seen during the mission that took place in Haiti at the end of December 2014. Extremely tired and blue, she has been rushed into an emergency operation from her Fallot tetralogy. By the time she gets her passport and visa, she's in France.

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Students in charity!

Throughout the year, students at the school in La Houssaye-en-Brie, in Seine-et-Marne, have been involved in a variety of projects to support underprivileged children with heart malformations.

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The crazy bet of 5 students to save a child!

When their teacher asked them to organize an event as part of their communication studies, Marie, Margaux, Ludivine, Anatole and Benoit immediately had the idea of holding an auction to benefit Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque! "If you're going to organize an event, it might as well be useful and help children in need. "A challenge to be taken up without any budget and in only 4 months!

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Julie, high school student and volunteer

It was in second grade, at the Thibaut de Champagne high school in Provins, that Julie got to know Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque when one of our volunteers came to present the Association. Very moved by the cause and the children's journey, the 17-year-old girl has invested a lot of time as a volunteer to help them.

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Kamer, 20 years old, 3 heart surgeries, 1 life saved.

Kamer is a 20 year old Nigerian boy. He was only 2 years old when he was operated on for the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaquefirst time with Open Septum Lung Atresia. This very complex heart disease requires several interventions over the course of a lifetime. This is why he returned in 2006 and again in 2018 to complete the first surgical procedure. Now cured, the young man confides about his journey, his memories, his first host family and his plans for the future.

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15th Tour de France, 15 children saved

As every year, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque is present on the caravan of the Tour de France as an Official Association. The arrival of the Tour de France on Sunday, July 29th on the Champs-Élysées was an opportunity for us to take stock. Through all their actions, our partners have surpassed themselves to save 15 children instead of the 13 initially announced!

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Move your body, move your heart to the Heart Zumba!

On Friday 29th June 2018, the Rhénus Sport in Strasbourg vibrated to the rhythm of the zumba, during the first edition of the Zumba du Coeur, the largest solidarity event in the region. Full house! More than 1300 people wiggled their hips to the rhythm of the wildest rhythms and saved two children with heart attacks!

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Host family for the first time

Anne-Sophie and Olivier Ducass became host families for the first time in April 2018 when they welcomed 14-month-old Nadia. They tell us about the extraordinary experience of receiving a sick child and what it brought to their home. Testimony.

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