Food for the Hungry’s HEART fund stands for Health Emergency Action Response Team. When children in our communities are faced with emergency medical needs such as expensive surgeries, vulnerable families are often placed in desperate situations as they often can’t afford to pay for the needed care. Children go without the medical aid they need, which can be life-threatening. Your contribution will provide life-saving surgeries and emergency medical aid for vulnerable children in our communities.
Children, like Jeffrey, wouldn’t be alive today without the HEART fund. When he was 10 years old, Jeffrey became a sponsored child through Food for the Hungry in Laguna, Philippines. He is the only son of poor farmers.
One of the benefits of being an FH sponsored child is receiving health check-ups once a year. It was during one of these health check-ups that a doctor diagnosed Jeffrey’s congenital heart defect.
“I didn’t have any clue that my heart was not healthy, only occasional shortness of breath, which I thought was normal after playing a game,” Jeffrey said.
Jeffrey received his life-changing surgery in 2006. A generous donor, Carol, partnered with FH to create the HEART fund for Jeffrey and other children like him.
Jeffrey said, “College is important, but I don’t want to worry too much about it. If God can give me a new life, He can surely take care of all the things that I need. I’m just thankful to God and Carol that I am alive and strong. I could have been dead today, you know.”
Join FH in continuing the HEART fund to help children facing death to get the medical attention they desperately need.
Your gift of $50, $100, $200 or more right now will help the HEART fund provide life-saving operations for impoverished children like Jeffrey.