Italian Cardiac Team from Bambino Gesu are coming to Madurai to Save Little Hearts!

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Most of you are probably aware of our efforts to help children with congenital heart disease through the Little Moppet Heart Foundation. Now, we are going one more step further – with a specialized surgical team from Italy joining hands with us!

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Salvatore ‘Sasha’ Agati of Italy has accepted our invitation and has agreed to come to Madurai in January 2019!

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Dr. Sasha Agati has worked as a Senior Consultant at several reputed institutions and is currently Chief of Congenital Heart Surgery at Bambino Gesu Hospital in Taormina, Italy. Dr. Agati is a person who volunteers his time to save children with serious heart illnesses across the world, and he specializes in cases of advanced congenital heart disease (CHD).

Dr. Agati and team are expected to arrive in January next year, and they will join hands with the surgical team from Little Moppet Heart Foundation, headed by Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan. Together, they will operate on complex congenital heart disease patients, whose cases can’t be managed here due to lack of manpower and expertise. Dr. Agati’s arrival will make a huge difference in the lives of many children with complex CHD.

Over the past several months, the Little Moppet Heart Foundation has organized numerous medical camps and free heart surgeries for more than 190 children with cardiac birth defects, across Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Started by Dr. Hemapriya Gopi and Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan who gave up lucrative medical careers for this noble cause, the foundation is expanding its reach to smaller towns and villages that lack sufficient medical facilities for serious illnesses. Their service has also won them the Dr. Thiruvengadam Award for Excellence in Medical Service to the Community.

Children in need of guidance and medical support can contact these numbers: 97868 34441, 97868 34949, 0452-2312003.

If you’d like to donate, volunteer or help our cause in any way, check out how you can, here.

You can also visit us at Little Moppet Heart Foundation, Door No 6, Gnanavel Street, New Ramnad Road, Teppakulam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu  – 625009.