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15 lives in 12 months?

Our volunteer medical team is just back from screening clinics in Timor-Leste, where they achieved a PB with an amazing 95 consultations in four days!

The team caught up with some previous patients, including Jeca, Arminda and Tomas, all now in perfect heart health. They also identified six new patients who need our help.That means we now have a total of 15 people who we will be arranging heart surgery or procedures for over the coming 12 months.
We'll be busier than we have ever been before, and we need your help to make life-saving heart surgery a reality for these patients.
Your donation, big or small, will help us to save lives. We hope you can help. Please donate here.

Wow, look at them now!

Our volunteer medical team caught up with some of our previous patients in Timor-Leste this week. They're all now back at school, work, sport and in perfect heart health!


Arminda had perhaps a year to live when her desperate condition was identified by our volunteer medical team at a clinic in Dili in 2013. The 12 year old had a life-saving heart valve procedure at MonashHeart in May 2013, the youngest patient in Australia to do so. Look at her now! Doctor Noel swears she has grown 25 centimetres! Read more

Jeca and Melinda

Jeca, just 11 when he flew to Australia for his life saving procedure last year, looked forward to playing with his friends. Melinda, 16, wanted to play soccer again. As you can see, they are in great health, and they got their wishes. Read more


School teacher and father of three Tomas had a mitral balloon procedure at MonashHeart last July. He felt so great that a few days later he joined our team at the Run Melbourne fun run. Dr Noel reports that he is still in excellent health. Read more


Nina (pictured here with Fati from Bairo Pite Clinic) had her mitral balloon procedure in November 2013. Sporty Nina got her wish to play volleyball again, and even returned to Melbourne last July as our guest of honour at the Run Melbourne fun run. Read more


Father of one Agripino struggled with his strenuous work picking coffee in the hills of Timor-Leste before his heart valve repair at Royal Melbourne Hospital last year. Dr Noel examined Agripino in Dili this week, and his pain, breathlessness and weakness have vanished. Agripino's heart health and life have been transformed. Read more

Coming soon!

Meet some of the new patients who we'll be providing life-saving heart surgery for over the next 12 months. Esminia, 27, and Angela, 23 (top); William, 14 (below left) and Estelita, 15. Keep an eye on our blog and Facebook page for updates and to find out how you can help.
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