Foster families are great people. We are fortunate to have over 350 families all over France who care for the child they take in as if it were their own. We invite you to follow the journey of a foster child through the story of Djeneba, a 3 and a half year old girl from Burkina Faso, and her host family, Nadia and Alexandre the parents, Jenna, Harrys and Heiman their children.
"Dear friends, This little word to inform you about the situation of our children in these difficult times: there are currently 44 of them in France, 20 in Paris and 24 in our regional offices. We have frozen the arrival of those awaiting surgery. They will of course be given priority during [...]
Each host family, doctor, volunteer, member of the great chain of solidarity will tell Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaqueyou: there is no greater happiness than to learn that one of the 3500 children taken in charge since the creation of the Association in 1996 is doing well!
This is why we share with you three moving messages that we recently had the pleasure of receiving from Lydia Gaelle, Luxana and Lionel, three little hearts that have been repaired.
During one of its monitoring missions to the Democratic Republic of Congo in November 2015, the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaqueteam met 112 children, including a little boy full of mischief and humour, Gediv.
This little one-year-old Congolese boy is a miraculouse! Seen in consultation in Kinshasa by Dr. Bouzgenda during a team Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque's visit in November 2015, this baby with a tetralogy of Fallot is urgently scheduled for surgery.
Thanks to you, to all our donors, partners and the actions taken, we are very happy to announce that 224 children have been taken care of in 2018! A year rich in emotions, smiles and lives saved.
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.
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.