Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Little Hearts Medical Team

The brainchild of Mike and Tanya Lee, Little Hearts Medical has come to fruition! ASIA's Director, Joy Drechsler, attended the week long pilgrimage to Beijing with the Medical Team.

The team at the medical conference in Beijing

 There, the team evaluated children with serious heart conditions from Little Flower Medical Foster Home, they brought supplies to Little Flower, held nanny trainings there and they held a large medical conference. Some of the best cardiac surgeons in all of China attended the conference, along with Director Ji Gang from CCCWA. Dr. Armsby and the medical team instructed the attendees on the treatment methods they used on the Lee's children, who could not be helped in China at that time. The hope is to change that so surgeons in China will be able to help more children, enabling them to be adopted.

Doctor Armsby, the surgeon from Doernbecher on the team, along with our beloved China Director, Susan Song, and Director Ji Gang arranged for an additional 6 children with serious heart conditions from two orphanages outside Beijing to be seen by the team while they were there! The team had the opportunity to perform heart caths and develop complete treatment plans for the children they evaluated.

These Little Hearts have big dreams and they have already made a huge difference! The Lee's were able to raise enough money for this trip, as well as to purchase medical supplies, including a pacemaker, without which one of the children at Little Flower would not be treatable. Way to go Little Hearts!  Stay tuned for more information about Little Hearts, Little Flower and ASIA's waiting children!

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