Heart to Heart Shanghai provides support and financial assistance to needy Chinese children who require heart surgery to repair their congenital heart defects. Since it's founding in August 2003, Heart to Heart Shanghai has received donations from socially responsible individuals, groups and corporations which have been applied either to their Heart Surgery Sponsorship program and to provide assistance to the children and their families whom we support.
The average cost of a child's hole in the heart operation at the Shanghai Thoracic (Chest) Hospital is RMB 25,000. In comparison to the cost of similar operations in many overseas countries, this is a very modest cost. However, many families in China, particularly those living in rural communities are not fully covered by medical benefits and are unable to raise the amount of RMB 25,000 to pay for such a life-saving operation for their child. Heart to Heart has helped several hundred children receive life saving heart surgery. Learn more about Heart to Heart Shanghai's work at http://heart2heartshanghai.net.
See the kids whose surgeries have been sponsored by Hairy Crab Charities on our Heart 2 Heart Kids page.