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Five Little Heart Patients: Settling In and Preparing for Surgery

After two long flights and a layover in Dubai, our group of five little heart patients from Uganda landed safely in Kolkata, India. Our LWB India team was so excited to welcome them!

Both the parents and their children were tired from the long journey, but the gift of a little stuffed toy brought smiles to their faces.

Everyone boarded the bus and set off to the apartment which will be their home away from home this month as they prepare for and recovery from heart surgeries.

After settling into the apartment and getting some rest, it was time to cook dinner and enjoy their first meal together.

While the parents prepared the meal, the children found the playroom. Most enjoyed new toys and getting to know their new friends, and Baby Emmalyn caught up on her sleep.

Cole and Ruthie are good buddies already!

The next day, our group headed to Narayana Health Hospital for the first time. Preliminary tests were run, and each child had an appointment with the doctor to review their case in preparation for their upcoming surgery.

Yesterday, everyone returned to the hospital to complete their COVID tests to prepare for admission day.

These little ones have traveled so far, and soon it’s time for their hearts to be healed. Their families and all of us at LWB are so very grateful that they will have the opportunity to find health and healing.

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