Valentina’s Story

In the first days of April 2014, Valentina, 7 years old, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease: ASD, partial anomalous venous drainage and Dextrocardia. She was to undergo cardiac catheterization to measure the pulmonary pressures and see if she was a candidate for surgery. Thank God the results of this study were favorable and Valentina […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is a cardiovascular perfusionist and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada. After learning about ICHF from a colleague, he began volunteering in 2008. Steve was looking for an opportunity to contribute to an organization that not only provided surgery to pediatric patients but also worked to equip local doctors and staff with […]

Trip recap: Santiago, Dominican Republic

In its second medical mission trip of 2015, the ICHF team traveled to Santiago, Dominican Republic to serve both Dominican and Haitian children from March 14-22. Seven days, seven lives forever changed Throughout the week, Dr. Soto led our team of 11 volunteers from Canada, Ukraine, Chile and the United States. Through a combined effort […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador, Medical Mission Trip Update

The Babyheart team has performed 13 surgeries in Guayaquil, Ecuador, so far. All but two of those surgeries have been performed by local surgeon Dr. Montero with the assistance of ICHF surgeon Dr. Soto. All of the patients are doing well, and six of them are already home! Eight more surgeries planned The team has […]