NPH Goes Above and Beyond – Life-Saving Heart Surgery

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Four years ago, the Martinez* family desperately approached the NPH Dominican Republic home for help. Their one-year-old son, Alber*, had a heart condition and needed urgent surgery. The NPH International Medical Services team evaluated the case and proposed it to two hospitals in Barcelona, Spain because heart surgery is not an option in the DR. Thanks to our NPH Spain fundraising office, Alber was able to travel to Spain with his mom and came back fully recovered 40 days later.

NPH goes to great lengths to help children with health conditions, even if solution need to be sought outside the country.


Pilar Silverman, MD
NPHI Medical Services Director

*Names changed to protect privacy.

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