Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Enfants du Monde enables children suffering from heart malformations to come to France and be operated on when they cannot be treated in their home country due to lack of financial and technical means.
Hosted by volunteer foster families and operated on in 9 hospitals throughout France, 3,700 children have already been cared for since the Association was co-created in 1996 by Professor Francine Leca. In addition to this main mission, the association also trains referral doctors in the children's countries of origin and provides school sponsorship.
AROUND THE WORLD, NEARLY ONE IN EVERY 100 CHILDREN IS BORN WITH A HEART DEFECT.
Other children develop heart disease as a result of infections. Whether infectious or congenital, these diseases are very debilitating and often fatal. Heart surgery is often the only way to save children with these conditions. But these operations require advanced medical techniques that are extremely expensive.
In many countries, it is impossible to perform these operations due to lack of equipment, skills or financial resources. It is for the children of these countries, who cannot benefit from the operation that would save their life, that Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque fights every day, allowing them to be received and operated on in France.
Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque is an Association of general interest with a humanitarian character (within the meaning of article 6 of the law of July 1, 1901). Consequently, it is fiscally assimilated to an association recognized as being of public utility.
To learn more about the association, visit www.mecenat-cardiaque.org