Free heart surgeries available to needy children in Yunnan
Over the past four years we have been lucky to partner with China California Heart Watch, a non-profit which works with countryside doctors to provide heart health education and treatment for people who cannot afford medical care. In 2011 we traveled through Lincang with ChinaCal’s founder, Dr. Robert Detrano, on a program to educate 450 village doctors about heart disease and treatment. In 2012 we partnered with him again for heart screenings at migrant schools in Kunming. Now Dr. Detrano is trying to find 200 children under 14 years old in Yunnan’s countryside who need heart surgery but cannot afford it. Please contact us if you have any contacts at village schools or village hospitals who may be able to connect us with children in need.