“One of the most significant accomplishments I feel I can do as a human can make a difference in someone’s life and, in turn, spread the chain of compassion.” – Leslie Gonzalez
Texas Heart Institute (THI) School of Perfusion Technology student, Leslie Gonzalez, was awarded the prestigious Perfusion Without Borders scholarship last year and travelled with Novick Cardiac Alliance (NCA) to Medellin, Colombia in February of 2020. Leslie chose Novick Cardiac Alliance, which was founded by Dr. William Novick, a pediatric cardiac surgeon and a professor of international child health. Dr. Novick, who has led medical teams to treat children with heart disease in more than 30 countries around the world for more than 20 years, has saved thousands of children’s lives and inspired upcoming perfusionists like Leslie Gonzalez and her seasoned mentor Deborah Adams—both featured in this excellent video from THI School of Perfusion Technology.
A Life-changing Medical Mission to Colombia