Touching Hearts is the survey and treatment of children with congenital heart disease in Tibet, PRC. Approximately 9,000 children in Tibet have CHD and are waiting to be found. Hundreds have been cured to date, through Touching Hearts.
These children have conditions so serious that we must move quickly to save their lives. All procedures are performed by teams whose travel to and from China are funded by Children’s Lifeline Foundation and Overseen by Dr. Keller at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY along with faculty and staff from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. So far we have had cardiologists from Japan, Venezuela, China, and the United States cooperating in Touching Hearts.
The Government of China decided to donate $800,000 to finalize the purchase and installation of the Catheterization Lab in Lhasa, Tibet. From this moment forward, every child (ages 1-18) living in Tibet with congenital heart disease will receive free heart care in this facility. It will be the first and only Pediatric Cardio Center for the most at-risk part of the world.
Bringing ultrasound technology to the Tibetan countryside has been another major milestone in Touching Hearts.
The government has opened every region to us, they say we can spend the money on the High Altitude Research Center, and the Foreign Affairs Department has designated Touching Hearts as the model project for international cooperation.
Touching Hearts has provided life-saving treatments for hundreds of children. Exercise Tests at screenings help to diagnose the existence and severity of heart disorders.
Touching Hearts Trips
Join us in a medical trip to Tibet! Three ways to participate:
1: Medical – Screening
At periodic screenings, children are gathered and examined. The ones with possible heart disease are found and scheduled for further testing.
2: Medical – Treatment
The treatment phase of saving the lives of these children happens in the Touching Hearts Cath Lab. The areas of need here are nurses, interventional cardiologists, anisthesiology, radiology, and cath lab coordinator.
3: Ministry – Volunteer
Please join us to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the next generation of Tibet.
We’ve narrowed the process into two phases in hopes of making this trip easier for everyone involved.
Phase #1: Introduction and approval.
Complete the introduction form below and submit it to SEAPC Touching Hearts. SEAPC will then contact you about the trip and send you an application link.
Phase #2: Application and Preparation.
You will receive a link to an online application. There you will enter requested contact information, upload the required documents (resume, Visa, etc.) and last, enter your flight schedule. Obviously, this process will take some time, so you are able to save and return to the application as you need.
At any time you can contact SEAPC with questions or help in the process! Email SEAPC or call 412-826-9063
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Give a special and unique gift of helping with a child’s surgery through Touching Hearts. After completing the form below and sending your contribution, SEAPC will mail you a certificate commemorating the details of your gift and which child benefited from it.
Please follow these steps:
1. Complete the following form.
2. After clicking submit, you will be directed to a donation page. Please choose your way to donate and designate it for Touching Hearts.