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Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Worthy Cause

I recently read this story that talks about a worthy cause, and if you google the term "Hellenic Cardiac Fund" you will see that it is, indeed, a worthy cause that you may want to help out. For 27 years, the Hellenic Cardiac Fund has helped Greek children overcome the most complex congenital heart problems. Most recently, it has helped Asimina from Macedonia, Greece. When she was seven months old, she developed what appeared to be a cold … but this was no ordinary cold my friends. Asimina began experiencing severe shortness of breath and stopped eating. As her condition worsened, the family was referred to the Hellenic Cardiac Fund. The organization was able to bring her and her parents to the children’s Hospital Boston located in the United States. There it was discovered that this precious little girl had a very dangerous ailment – a huge cardiac tumor. Her parents were in distress as this tumor was the type that was known to cause sudden death to children. But their sorrow would soon turn into exquisite joy when Children’s Hospital world renowned cardiologists and surgeons teamed to remove the killer-tumor. Asimina and her parents have now returned to Greece. She is one of the over 800 children who are living better lives today because of the intervention of the Hellenic Cardiac Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. I’m sure you all know there is a tradition among Hellenes to assist those in need. It is a long, unbroken line of caring and giving that is a source of great pride. If you want to find out how to help this organization, below is the contact info:

Bess Pappas
Director, Hellenic Cardiac Fund for Children
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115 USA

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