Our global chain of collaboration allows Vivo Cuore to continue its mission of saving little hearts.
Through our longstanding partnerships, Rwandan children diagnosed with congenital heart disease are cared for at our partners' cardiology centers.
We believe in the power of saving every heart in need.
Every Rwandan child that has received a life-changing heart surgery has in turn impacted their family and community. They also continue to inspire us and our partners across the world that work relentlessly on giving back and growing our humanitarian efforts.
Esther was one of the first children Vivo Cuore sent abroad for a reparative heart surgery, back in 2016 and she was warmly received by our partner in France: Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque. Her story is a true testament to what we do. Esther received not one, but rather two surgeries in order to correct her heart defect.
Following her initial surgery, Esther returned home and we all believed that she was set for her recovery journey and bright future ahead, that her heart defect was a story of the past. However, a few months later, new complications started arising with Esther’s health, and after visiting Dr. Emmanuel for a checkup, the child and her parents learned that Esther needed to go receive a second surgery. With the collaborative efforts of the Rwanda Pediatric Association, Humura, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque and Vivo Cuore, we were able to organise and fund Esther’s second trip to France for her final life-saving heart surgery.
With Vivo Cuore’s promise to see through Esther’s journey to surgery, the complete course of her care, return home and recovery, her story is one that ends with a healthy new heart.
In order to save the life of a diagnosed child, most congenital heart diseases require reconstructive heart surgery. Due to the lack of infrastructure to handle the cases of Rwandan children with congenital heart diseases, the only solution for these children is to be treated abroad. Without your generosity, each of these children would not receive a new heart.
Your donation allows each child and their parent to travel abroad to a partner's cardiology center and receive the urgent surgery and treatments they need. In addition, your donation allows Vivo Cuore to offer additional support to the families who require assistance throughout the treatment process.
You have the power to mend a little heart and help it grow.