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Haitians Boys Survive Life-Saving Heart Surgery at Montefiore

The devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 may have actually saved the lives of 12-year-old Robins Dorisca and four-year-old Kensley Gerome.

Around the time of the calamity, both boys were feeling lethargic and were unable to participate in their usual activities, and since so many doctors traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the natural disaster, both boys received checkups that revealed heart murmurs.

It was discovered that the boys had Tetralogy of Fallot, a type of heart defect that if untreated, would have prevented the boys from living into their teens.

The condition is treatable with surgery and patients with the condition who have had surgery are expected to live normal, healthy lives.