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Gia

Resides in: The Philippines

Age:  5 months old

Number of Family Members: 5 
 

Household Income: $3 per day
Hospital: Hospital De Los Santos

Surgery Date:  To be confirmed

Needed: $2500 USD

      for an Interventional Catheterization 

Sweet little Gia was born with a heart condition known as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). This heart defect happens when a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus does not close as it should after birth. This causes problems with blood flow between the heart and lungs and can often be corrected through interventional catheterization. This heart defect can cause babies to breathe faster and harder than normal as their bodies try to keep up with the extra blood in their lung arteries. There is no pediatric cardiac care available on the island or even in the region where Gia lives with her family. They will need to travel to Manila for treatment. This will be the first time they have ever been off their island. Gia’s family is incredibly grateful for your support to help heal their precious daughter’s little heart.

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