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Mallika

Mallika Mondal was 11 when she presented with severe breathing difficulties at Haven's heart camp in 2009. Our team referred her for an urgent valve replacement surgery, and she is now a healthy 20-year old newly-wed, living pain free and receiving regular check-ups at our community centre. Without the surgery, Mallika would not have lived to see her 12th birthday.

Nearly a decade on, Haven held its second ever Heart Camp on November 24th 2018. With the help of an exceptional paediatric cardiologist, at least 10 children can benefit from life changing surgeries. We've sent in the team, but still need your help to #mendbrokenhearts.

Why now?

There is a high incidence of congenital heart disease in infants that we see, and the 2018 November multidisciplinary medical camp was lucky enough to have a renowned interventional paediatric cardiologist on board who helped diagnose and refer several children for life-saving surgical treatment.

What is the appeal for?

Each operation will cost approximately £1,500 and, as expected from our primary survey, we have 10 children who need surgery. We want to provide this treatment without any delays, as that could risk serious complications and worsening our patients' quality of life.

How can you help?

Donate online at our VirginMoney page and share the link with your friends and family. Haven is lucky enough to have a core group of supporters but we need your help to spread the word about this appeal, so please tweet and share this page with your network so that together we can #mendbrokenhearts.