Julissa received open-heart surgery ten years ago through Mending Kids. Her now 18 month old daughter Katherin (with no E), recently traveled to Argentina from Ecuador for the same life-saving procedure through Mending Kids Individual Surgical Care Program. Mom Julissa had her first open heart surgery at 18 months old. Not surprisingly, her daughter Katherin was born with a congenital heart defect. As history repeated itself, Julissa turned to Mending Kids, as her parents had a decade ago and we welcomed her with open arms.
Little Katherin had her open heart surgery in Argentina in August. She is now back home in Ecuador. Her surgery was a success.
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