São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
“Today I have my Davi with me. Many thanks to Children’s HeartLink for bringing more education to our doctors and nurses.”
-his mother Sandra
Davi’s heart defect was discovered right after he was born, and he had his first heart surgery when he was just 1 day old. To look at him now, you would never know this about him. He is happiest when he’s near horses, motorcycles and playing ball.
His complex heart defect required a series of a few surgeries that were performed by Dr. Ulisses Croti and his team at Hospital da Criança e Maternidade, our partner hospital in São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.
Recovery from open heart surgery is challenging. As he grew, Davi needed more time than other children to learn to sit, walk and talk. But now, his life is no different from the life of any other child.
“Being by his side is wonderful,” says his mother Sandra.