Introducing Global Cardiac Alliance

September 2015

The Ugly Duckling And The Swan

I am sure you remember the childhood story of the Ugly Duckling who was constantly reminded of his physical shortcomings as he grew up. Children with single ventricle defects remind me of this story of the Ugly duckling who grows up to be a beautiful swan. Unlike most of us, who have two ventricles, children …

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David and Goliath

David is 15 months old and has been fighting to survive against all odds. David was born in Nigeria, which is a country without a pediatric cardiac surgery programme. Children in Nigeria who need a heart operation have to wait until a foreign team visits their country and hope that they are put on the …

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