Pelo Foundation is raising funds to ensure that children with Congenital Heart Disease receive life-saving surgery and continue to receive medical treatment, which may range from a simple Diagnostic Angiogram to Interventional Procedures or even Cardiac Surgery.
It is estimated that 1 out of every 1000 babies are born with Congenital Heart Disease and that every 6 hours a new-born is added to the waiting list of those in need of Congenital Heart Disease surgery. Data also shows that 1 to 2 children with Congenital Heart Disease die each week.
Pelo’s Vision is to have a Continental Footprint that will ensure that Africa’s Children with Congenital Heart Disease from indigent communities can have a chance to make it to adulthood.
Our Mission is to bring Joy, Love, and Light to children with Congenital Heart Disease.
A 25-year-old dad, Sihle Mangaliso, from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, is over the moon after his four-year-old son, Namzo< received a lifesaving heart surgery.
Namzo, developed a heart condition last year after he continuously experienced chest problems. Since he was only three at that time, he was placed on a waiting list for a year, as he was too young to undergo the operation.
The four-year-old boy was recently admitted to the Busamed Private Hospital at Paardevlei in the Western Cape to repair a fault in his tiny heart.