ICHF receives Nicaraguan Presidential Award

Tuesday August 29, 2006 10:15:52 AM

 The President of Nicaragua, Enrique Bolaños , awarded the International Children's Heart Foundation a Presidential Medal on August 29 in Managua, Nicaragua.  The award to ICHF was in appreciation for its dedication to the health and well being of Nicaraguan children with heart disease since 1996.

The International Children's Heart Foundation made its first trip to Managua in 1996 to operate on children with congenital heart defects.  Since that time through 2006, ICHF medical teams made 17  trips and operated on 316 children.