An Angolan - Israeli tale to warm hearts : Until this week, Dalton Antonio Domingos was a three year-old boy with no future. Living in a poor district in the Kilamba Kiaxi district of Angola, he suffers from a severe heart disease for which there are no treatment or operative facilities in his country. His parents - his father is a truck driver and his mother is a housekeeper - did not have the financial capability to see medical help elsewhere.
Fortunately for him, this week he became the first Angolan child - and the 2000th child in total - to undergo life-saving heart surgery at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, as part of the unique work of the charity Save a Child's Heart (SACH). SACH is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project providing heart surgery and follow-up care for children with life-threatening congenital cardiac conditions from developing countries. SACH's team of doctors, who work in a largely voluntarily capacity for the charity, usually go to developing countries themselves to find and examine candidates for surgery in Israel. So far, children from every part of the globe have been operated on at the Wolfson Medical Center (WMC), SACH's center of activities: from the Caribbean, Ecuador, China, Vietnam, Russia, the Ukraine, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Congo and the Middle East.
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