Stephanie March of Law and Order, visits ICHF Babyheart Medical Mission in Kharkiv, Ukraine

During the week of November 10-17th, the International Children’s Heart Foundation program in Kharkiv, Ukraine received some very distinguished guests. US TV actress, Stephanie March of Law and Order fame, and a strong child health advocate, visited the Kharkiv Center of Cardiac Surgery, where ICHF volunteer medical missions average 5 trips a year, operating on […]

Surprised, Mad, Content

          That is how little baby Rand Ahmed was with the latest ICHF Babyheart mission to Iraq. The beneficiary of International Children’s Heart Foundation’s unprecedented one year program, this precious little kid went through the full gamut of emotions: from surprised to mad to content. I think many parents of children […]


Hope and Hearts in Guayaquil

by ICHF medical volunteer Scrub Nurse, Becca Davenport    Two months ago Juan Carlito became the proud father to a beautiful little girl named Valeria. Only hours after receiving news of the birth of his first-born, Carlito also learned devastating news that the baby was born with a heart defect. He and his wife, first-time […]

Changing the Center

According to Muhammad, a 25 year-old cardiac surgical resident – and part of the newly launched ICHF mission – Nasiriyah is a small town, with only around two million residents. It is not the center of things. Not yet at least. His dream growing, up in Baghdad (a city of about 6 million), was always […]

A Drive Through Iraq

The 4:10 flight from Istanbul came in a little early. Even though many of us had been up all night traveling, the ICHF team was excited to get to work. Nabwa Qaragholi, the determined Executive Director of Living Light International, met the team at the Basra Airport. With a lethal combination of kindness and pushiness, […]