Children we help

Since 1995, Save a Child's Heart has treated more than 4,900 children suffering from congenital and rheumatic heart disease. The annual number of children we treat has grown dramatically from 48 cases in 1996 to over 340 in 2017.

The children we help are treated at the Wolfson Medical Center and housed at the Legacy Heritage Children’s Home of Save a Child’s Heart, both located in Holon. They come from around the globe, from more than 57 countries where adequate medical care is simply unavailable.

Approximately 50% of the children are from the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Iraq and Morocco, more than 40% are from Africa, and the remainder are from Asia, Eastern Europe and the Americas.

Incredibly, in today’s modern age, at any given moment there are thousands of children suffering from heart disease around the world who require our assistance.

If you know a child who needs our help please use this Guidance and Referral Form.

We've already saved over 4,900 children!

Baraa

Baraa was diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects in infancy due to congestive heart failure, and was first treated at Wolfson Medical Center in 2013 when he was six months old. During a follow up evaluation at the Save a Child’s Heart Tuesday clinic for Palestinian children in June 2017, Baraa was admitted emergently when the SACH medical team determined that his pacemaker was not functioning properly and needed to be replaced. Throughout his entire stay at Wolfson Medical Center from the beginning of the clinic to discharge, he was very interested in the medical supplies and the medical team caring for him. He would wave to everyone that passed him in the hallway. Baraa was dischared and then admitted again one week later for an infection in his surgical site. Baraa will be continued by the SACH medical team and the Wolfson Medical Center Pacemaker clinic

Jarusha

Meet Jarusha. In 1995, Jarusha was a sick two-year-old living in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Thanks to the generosity of strangers, found herself with Save a Child's Heart. She arrived in June and was treated by Dr. Ami Cohen himself.
When she first arrived in Israel, Jarusha was extremely quiet and blue. Once she underwent her lifesaving heart surgery, she was a whole new person! She would giggle and smile with all of the volunteers and children.
Recently, Jarusha reached out and wrote that she just graduated from high school! "Thank you for your kindness, love and tireless effort to save me from a difficult and short life. Thanks again, and may God help the good works of your wonderful Doctors and staff and may he continue to bless the Save a Child's Heart Foundation."

Deus

Baraa was diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects in infancy due to congestive heart failure, and was first treated at Wolfson Medical Center in 2013 when he was six months old. During a follow up evaluation at the Save a Child’s Heart Tuesday clinic for Palestinian children in June 2017, Baraa was admitted emergently when the SACH medical team determined that his pacemaker was not functioning properly and needed to be replaced. Throughout his entire stay at Wolfson Medical Center from the beginning of the clinic to discharge, he was very interested in the medical supplies and the medical team caring for him. He would wave to everyone that passed him in the hallway. Baraa was dischared and then admitted again one week later for an infection in his surgical site. Baraa will be continued by the SACH medical team and the Wolfson Medical Center Pacemaker clinic.

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