Help Zoé Get Heart Care

Zoé Mbanzabugabo, born to Elvis and Delphine in Niger, was found to have a ‘hole in her heart’ – an intraventricular septal defect.  This hole results in a heart malfunction termed “congestive heart failure”.  Without closure of this hole soon, this heart malfunction will become life threatening.

 

Elvis and Delphine are from Burundi, but have come to Niger for Elvis to complete a five-year surgical residency with the PAACS (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons) program at SIM Galmi Hospital. He was in his third year of training at the time of Zoé’s diagnosis.

 

No hospital in Niger offers the specialised ultrasound and paediatric cardiac surgery consultants that Zoé requires for her medical care so we have made contact with a team who visits Tenwek Hospital to offer these services in Kenya. Zoé has a good prognosis if she is able to receive this care that she needs.

 

We are raising funds for the flights to and from Kenya for the family, for accommodation and the medical care for Zoé in September to November 2018. The total cost is estimated at USD $10 000. Thank you for blessing this family with your donation.

 

Because Niger is not a participating country, funds will be deposited with a US bank account of Dr Joe Starke, the director of Elvis’ surgical training program.  The funds will then be transferred to Niger and distributed to pay for expenses.  Donors are invited to email for a simplified accounting of the distribution of funds, which would be available after Dec. 15.
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Organizer

Joe Starke 
Organizer
Columbia, MO
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