Jonathan and Randa in Haiti

Jonathan Sant-Louis

On July 18, 2013, 3 days before the start of our medical mission trip to Santiago, Dominican Republic, ICHF received a call from Haiti that one of the young men planned for surgery the following week had been brought to the hospital in very poor condition. Jonathan, who was 16 years old at the time, […]


Amy’s Story

Amy is a 5–year-old girl that was born with a severe form of a congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. When she was a baby, the ICHF team performed urgent surgery on her (inserted a Blalock–Taussig shunt) in order to provide oxygen to her lungs until she could grow and have a curative surgery. […]


La historia de Valentina

En los primeros días de Abril de 2014, Valentina con 7 años de edad fue diagnosticada de 3 cardiopatías congénitas: CIA, Drenaje Venoso Anómalo Parcial y Dextrocardia. Debía someterse a un cateterismo cardiaco  para medir las presiones pulmonares y ver si se le podía realizar la cirugía de corrección. Gracias a Dios los resultados de […]

Wilgrens Lebrun

Patient Story ~ Wilgrens Lebrun

Wilgrens is a 15-year-old boy, who has had anything but an easy life. When Wilgrens was 7 years old, he was hit by a motorcycle, and during his hospitalization, he had an X-ray that showed a problem with his heart. His childhood was later complicated by fevers and a six-month hospitalization for tuberculosis. He often […]

Rood Kerry

Patient Story ~ Rood Kerry

Rood Kerry was diagnosed with a heart defect at 2 months of age when his mother, Kerline, took him to the hospital with “rapid breathing.”  She said she knew something was wrong because along with breathing quickly, he did not eat very well and seemed to have stunted growth. Over a period of a year […]