Looking into the eyes of a child you know you can help is an experience our medical volunteers never forget. When our World Pediatric Project volunteer cardiologist first met Angel in his home country of Antigua & Barbuda during his annual World Pediatric Project diagnostic cardiac mission to the Eastern Caribbean, those big “Angel eyes” captured every heart in the room. Although he was malnourished and had a suspected syndrome, it was still thought surgical intervention to correct his cardiac defect would be possible to save his life.
Unfortunately, once in the U.S., it became clear the symptoms associated with Angel's syndrome made it impossible to safely perform cardiac surgery. Other complex issues, which developed thereafter, such as respiratory problems, are now threatening Angel's life. There is nothing medically which can be done at this point to "fix" the problem, and his mom, Kathy, yearns to bring him home to his brothers, sister and father so they can be with Angel as a family for what could be the final days of his life.
Due to his rapidly declining and poor medical condition, we needed to lease a medical jet with a medical team to get him home safely and that is what these funds will go towards.
Thank you for any gift you can share to grant Kathy’s wish and help us bring Angel home.