In April, a team of 17 individuals from Spain, 1 from Nicaragua, 2 representatives from Surgeons of Hope and one from Mending Kids, devoted a week of their time to participate in a life-saving mission. From April 15-22, the team conducted surgeries and catherizations on over 30 children aged between 2 months and 17 years […]
Surgeons of Hope’s returned to Costa Rica after a 3-year hiatus because of the pandemic. A medical team from Chicago, led by Dr. Luca Vricella arrived in Costa Rica on February 12, 2023 and performed corrective surgeries for congenital heart defects on six children at the Hospital Nacional de Niños in San Jose, Costa Rica. […]
Surgeons of Hope’s first surgical mission after the pandemic was a success. A medical team from France, led by Dr. Dominique Metras, arrived in Paraguay on December 11, 2022 and perfomed corrective surgeries for congenital heart defects on nine children at the Hospital Pediátrico “Niños de Acosta Ñu” in San Lorenzo. The team consisted of […]
Four nurses from the Hospital Pediátrico Niños de Acosta Ñu completed a one- month training at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain
Four nurses from the Hospital Pediátrico Niños de Acosta Ñu completed a one- month training at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain. We are thankful to Edwards LifeSciences for their support and to the team at the hospital for hosting them.
Eduardo Da Cruz, the doctor with the sweet smile that puts Costa Rica in the mecca of world medicine
On September 11, 2022, the national newspaper in Costa Rica, La Nacion, published an inspiring article about Eduardo’s work to improve the quality of cardiac care provided to children in Costa Rica. The article, titled, “ Eduardo Da Cruz, the doctor with the sweet smile that puts Costa Rica in the mecca of world medicine,” […]
Over the past month, the Hospital Pediátrico “Niños de Acosta Ñu has performed eight surgeries, several of which produced ideal outcomes. Sweet Alma, the youngest patient this round at just one month old, underwent percutaneous valvuloplasty, a procedure that improves blood flow, and recovered, beautifully.
Surgeons of Hope’s 2020 gala – its 8th annual gala and first virtual gala – was a great success! The Celebrating Our Heart Heroes gala, chaired by philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff, exceeded its fundraising goals. The success allows Surgeons of Hope to continue training local pediatric cardiac teams and providing life saving surgery for […]
Mark your calendars! Surgeons of Hope is holding its 2020 Gala on Thursday, November 12th. This year, due to Covid-19, our Gala – Celebrating Our Heart Heroes – will be held virtually. You can attend our virtual Gala from the comfort of your own home, no matter where you call home. The Celebrating Our Heart […]
For all of us, the past few months have been incredibly challenging as we have learned to navigate life in a global pandemic. In a matter of days, Surgeons of Hope’s plans for 2020 were turned upside down as COVID-19 began to spread rapidly throughout the world, and threaten the wellbeing of our pediatric cardiac […]
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to our 7th Annual Charity Gala. With your generous support, we raised nearly $240,000 for babies and children in need of lifesaving heart surgery. On October 15th, dedicated donors joined with philanthropists and dignitaries for a fun-filled night at Essex House in New York City, celebrating and […]