Save a Life, Heal a Heart this Christmas

Your Christmas gift of just $50 can help children like Amelika* access life-saving surgery.

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At just 14 years old, Amelika’s heart was functioning at 36%. Diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease, Amelika struggled with day-to-day activities and without surgery, Amelika’s heart would continue to deteriorate. Without surgery, Amelika would die. But Amelika lives in Tonga and the cost of travelling to Australia for treatment exceeds $60,000 per patient – far beyond what most people can afford.

“I want to think about life instead of thinking about when I might die,” Amelika says. “I want to be able to run and do sports like a normal girl.”

In September, Amelika received free, life-saving surgery thanks to an Open Heart International volunteer surgical team.

Without Open Heart International, Amelika would not have received this life-saving surgery. But as joyous as Amelika’s story is, there are still so many children still wishing for a miracle. Your support today is vital to help ensure we can continue to heal hearts and save lives this Christmas. Click here to donate now.

Your special Christmas gift can save a life and heal a heart for children like Amelika, giving them a second chance at life.  

Donate securely online below or call 02 9480 9295 to talk to the Open Heart International team about the impact you can have today.

*name changed for child protection purposes

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