Mission: The ultimate goal of Save A Child''s Heart is to set up cardiac surgical centers in those countries where open heart surgery is unavailable, by providing training to doctors & nurses, equipment and supplies. The short-term goal is to offer free surgical care to as many children as possible from these countries at our medical center in Holon, Israel.
Results: SACH has treated thousands of children from 43 developing countrires around the world.
Programs: The program provides lifesaving heart surgery for more than 200 children a year from developing countries. It costs $10,000 to save the life of one child, and this includes all hospital costs and room and board in our Children's Home. The medical team volunteers its time and services.
After not having visited SACH in almost a year, I was very excited to be back visiting Save a Child's Heart. The new children’s home continues to amaze me with its warmth and spaciousness, providing an inviting and comfortable space for the children and their families to eat, play, relax, and enjoy their time while recovering from surgery. On this particular visit I met a young boy from Tanzania, who proceeded to give me his personal tour of the house, taking me by the hand and walking my outside and around the house, all the while telling me “kum”, which I understood to be come or some iteration of “follow me.” As always the best part of the visit were these interactions - individual conversations and connections that make truly tangible the life-saving work of SACH. Each surgery is a child, each child is a story, each story is special. I enjoyed every minute of my time at SACH and the visit re-energized me for the all activities in the works for SACH Young Leadership.