Pink fingers – hope restored.
“Rodrigo is a 2-year-old boy from El Salvador who has a congenital heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This condition causes a lower amount of oxygen in the blood flowing out of the heart which causes the child to look very blue. Rodrigo did not have much time left without this complex corrective surgery at CHoR. When his mother held his little hand for the first time after surgery, she said that it was the first time she had ever seen him with pink fingers – hope restored.” – Susan Rickman, President, World Pediatric Project
“When I met his mom, my heart immediately went out to her – not speaking English, all alone, in a foreign country, clutching her 2-year-old son so near death, so blue from low oxygen levels that he could not walk. What a great job World Pediatric Project does getting children like this here, and then supporting them through their journey. What a relief to be back at VCU, a place that steps in and closes the loop…not looking the other way when those in need come knocking.” – Dr. Thomas Yeh, director of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center at CHoR. #CHDAwareness #RVA