Current Project: Jeremiah
Jeremiah is the youngest of six children. His large family lives in a three room adobe home with no electricity. Both parents are farmers and work to support their large family with the basic necessities. Jeremiah looked healthy at birth but at six months of age he was always ill, always crying, uninterested in eating and was losing weight. His parents took him to a local hospital who said they could not help him and referred him elsewhere. That hospital also said they could not help and referred them to the Uganda Heart Institute. When they finally found a doctor who could help, Jeremiah was immediately medicated and is being closely monitored while waiting for surgery to close the hole in his little heart.
Faith is the youngest of four children. She lives with her siblings and parents in a one room rented hut. Her home is very far away from the capital city of Kampala where the hospital is located. Both of Faith’s parents are teachers in primary schools. Faith’s older sibling cares for the children while their parents are at school. When Faith was just two weeks old, a pediatrician in the area told her parents that she had a heart condition which required treatment and referred them to the Uganda Heart Institute. Faith and her family are grateful for your efforts to heal heal her little heart.