Children we help

Since 1995, Save a Child's Heart has treated over 5,000 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 380 in 2019 (17 Dec 2019).

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, Israel. They come from around the globe, from 62 different 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 5,000 children!


Shaleen is a 1.5-year-old girl from Kurdistan, northern Iraq. She was admitted to the Wolfson Medical Center through Save a Child’s Heart for evaluation and repair of her congenital heart disease in November of 2018. Shaleen was diagnosed with heart disease at 3-months-old and is in Israel for her treatment with her father, Saman.

In January 2019, Shaleen underwent life-saving heart surgery in Israel. It has been wonderful seeing Shaleen open up in her time in the SACH Children’s Home – Shaleen first came to the children’s home a shy, quiet girl who mostly kept to herself and spent time with her father. But as the days went by she started opening up to the other children at the house and the volunteers and staff, and today she is smiling at everyone and playing and dancing with the volunteers and the visitors. We are so happy we were able to give Shaleen the treatment she needed and are sure she has a happy and healthy future ahead of her.


Meet Darin, 6-years-old from the West Bank. She was admitted to the Wolfson Medical Center through Save a Child’s Heart for her congenital heart disease in December of 2018. Darin was diagnosed with her congenital heart condition at birth. She has already had multiple heart surgeries previous to her surgery through Save a Child’s Heart.  

In December 2017, Darin underwent life-saving heart surgery and in January 2018, Darin had a cardiac catheterization. Both procedures went well and Darin was discharged to her home, happy and healthy!


Nouman is a 4-year-old boy from Zanzibar. He came to Save a Child’s Heart for treatment of his congenital heart disease in October of 2018. His loving aunt, Najma, came with him to Israel.

In November 2018, Nouman underwent life-saving heart surgery at Wolfson Medical Center. Nouman is a very energetic kid and he lights up any room. He loves to throw on the nearest pair of sunglasses and pose for the camera, and loves talking with anyone he meets. Nouman’s native language is Swahili, so the volunteers don’t understand exactly what he is saying, but he always manages to have the whole group engaged in the most exciting of conversations. Nouman’s attitude towards life radiates only love and positivity, and our time with him was truly remarkable. He has a bright future ahead, as he hopes to one day be a doctor, and we are excited to give him the opportunity of a full, healthy life to chase his dreams!

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