26 children benefit from Rf265,000 raised by Tiny Hearts of Maldives

Tiny Hearts of Maldives, a local NGO, has raised Rf265,000 to help 26 children with Congenital Heart Disease.

Over 100 celebrities, including male and female presenters, actors, and vocalists participated in the “Save a Tiny Heart” campaign, reports Haveeru.

“The surgery costs US$3500-7000, some parents are unable to do the surgery for their kids even when they reach four years of age, despite hard work. Our objective was to encourage them by giving some support,” said Tiny Hearts member Fiunaz Waheed during a ceremony at the Holiday Inn Male.

Maldives needs foetal echo scanning equipment to identify this disease, said paediatrician Dr Fathimath Niyasha at the ceremony.