Saving Children … One Little Heart at a Time

ICHF Trip to Ukraine, May 2014


The International Children’s Heart Foundation is a non-profit medical charity dedicated to providing life-saving surgical care to children with congenital heart defects in developing countries around the world.

Since 1993, more than 7,300 children in 32 different countries have received surgical care and thousands of other children have benefited from the education and training provided to the in-country medical staff during these humanitarian trips.

ICHF depends on financial contributions from individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations and organizations in order to continue its very worthy mission of saving children with sick hearts in under-resourced countries around the globe.

For more information about the International Children’s Heart Foundation, and how you can help support their efforts, visit:

International Children’s Heart Foundation made it’s 26th Babyheart mission trip to Kharkiv, Ukraine on May 17 – 24, 2014 at the
Institute of General and Urgent Surgery, Ukraine.

Since our first mission to Khariv in 2008, we have provided 394 children with cardiac operations!

The Babyheart team, led by Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Kathleen Fenton, consisted of one cardiologist, one perfusionist, one PICU nurse educator, and two PICU nurses. The team came from 3 different countries, all joining together for one cause – to save the lives of children with congenital heart defects!

Below are some pictures from the trip: