Save A Child from Heart Disease
Please Help Save Erblin.
Erblin was born with heart disease.
Erblin is a six-year-old girl with a life-threatening congenital heart defect. Endovascular surgery can save his life.
Erblin has a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. As a result, he has abnormal blood flow between the aorta and pulmonary artery, two major blood vessels that surround the heart. Options for medical treatment where he lives are limited.
If the PDA is not closed, Erblin risks heart failure, bleeding in the lungs, problems with lung development, or endocarditis (an infection of the inner lining of the heart). Erblin is from Kosovo.
Fortunately, Saint Francis Heart Center has accepted Erblin for medical treatment. His defect can be closed without the need for open-heart surgery using a device called an occluder. Erblin's family is appealing to The Gift of Life, Inc. children's charity for assistance.
Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital will perform the procedure for free and the hospital will donate most of their services, leaving $7,850. Once these funds are raised Erblin can come to the US and have a chance at a new life without heart disease. He will be able to live like other boys his age.
Erblin was successfully operated on March 15, 2017.