The "Love You More " Heart Home will be in Beijing China. Teresa loved to say " I love you more" and these were her last words to us. In Teresa's memory we want to help other orphans in China who have severe cardiac disease like her.
Ed and I have partnered with Little Hearts Medical. Little Hearts Medical was founded by Tanya and Mike Lee and is an approved 501 c Foundation. Shortly after Teresa passed away , Mike and Tanya came into our lives. We quickly became friends and learned that our children had been together for several years in China and were friends in the same orphanage. Mike and Tanya have the same vision as Ed and I about helping orphans with heart disease. We quickly started planning how we could make this dream come true. We traveled to China in September and brainstormed with Serena , Lily, Diana and Theresa from Chunmioa Little Flower on how exactly we could reach this goal.
We established a budget and the steps necessary to open the Heart Home. We partnered with two Hospitals and four Cardiac surgeons and Cardiac Internationalists in Beijing. We visited the two Hospitals and helped train the nurses in post op cardiac care for very fragile children. We visited two orphanages and helped train the caregivers on Cardiac care for the children. We also partnered with Philips Medical Equipment in China who has agreed to supply portable heart echo machines for us to travel to the orphanages and help identify children with cardiac disease.
We have all the plans in place to open the Home , all we need now are the finances. It will only cost $ 80,000 to run the home for one year. This will include;
1. A 25 bed home with the ability to expand in the future.
2. 5 rooms for poor families to stay with their child while we provide them with the medical care necessary for their child. We will also train the families on how to care for their children before returning to their homes and provide them with follow up care.
3. All cardiac surgeries.
4. Medical equipment, furnishings, medicine, food and clothes.
After the first years expenses have been met , the Chunmioa Foundation will help to cover the costs of all medical care for the children.
It is only money and when you think about it, it is such a small amount of money that is needed and it will have the ability to help so many children.
If you are able to help us raise the money , there are several ways you can donate.
You can donate through Pay Pal on Teresa's page or Little Hearts Medical .org page.
Or you can send a donation to : Little Hearts Medical, 20 Apple Tree Ct. ,Baltimore MD. 21228