Lorena’s Story: “I learned to appreciate my life”

Published on January 28, 2022

Watch a story about 16-year-old Lorena from Brazil whose life changed after heart surgery at our partner hospital and new Center of Excellence Hospital da Criança e Maternidade (HCM) in São José do Rio Preto. “Without heart surgery, I couldn’t be doing half of what I’m actually doing. It’s been amazing. I don’t feel sick anymore.”

This video was provided by CardioPedBrazil, an HCM education center for families with children with heart disease.

Children’s HeartLink saves children’s lives by transforming pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. Founded in 1969, we currently support 18 partner hospitals in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam. In 2021, our medical volunteers trained over 5,400 professionals and helped more than 122,000 children worldwide.