Based on the true of the Israeli Save a Childâ€™s Heart doctors, who have saved the lives of over 2800 children from the developing world with congenital heart disease, this inspiring story teaches how we can all make a difference in the lives of children.
Online PR News – 20-June-2012 – Valencia, California – Wendy Lewis, author of â€śSabrina The Girl With A Hole In Her Heartâ€ť will be a featured speaker at the 47th Annual American Jewish Libraries Convention in Pasadena on June 19th. The main character, Sabrina, is a 10-year-old girl from Zanzibar who must decide whether she will fly alone to faraway Israel for a potentially life-saving heart surgery. Like so many children worldwide, Sabrina lacks access to competent medical care in her country. This book is important because it raises awareness of congenital heart disease,the most common birth defect in the world (this week child actor Max Page a.k.a. Mini Darth Vader had surgery to repair a heart valve), and can engage readers to take action to help save a life.
Even though the volunteer Save a Childâ€™s Heart doctors perform their surgeries free of charge, it still costs about $10,000 to save the life of one child, which covers transportation costs, medicine, operating room costs, and lodging while the child is in Israel.
Ms. Lewis has been invited to read her inspiring story at schools participating in Hoops for Heart events that raise money for the American Heart Association. Next fall, she also looks forward to reading her book in conjunction with Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events that will help raise money for Save a Childâ€™s Heart.
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