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Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Team provides cost free Open Heart Surgery for needy Jamaican Children – April 6th -13th, 2008

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HOLLYWOOD – Jamaican Children’s Heart Fund Inc,(JCHF) a pediatric open heart surgical team from Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, in Hollywood, Florida, will embark on their annual mission to provide cost free, life saving surgery for needy children in Jamaica from April 6th -13th, 2008.

The team headed by Dr. Richard Perryman, Director Cardiothoracic Surgery JDCH, has been volunteering with this effort for 12 years. This JCHF team is uniquely qualified to treat some of the most complex and critical medical conditions. The mission will take place at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, for which the JCHF team has received a patient list of 10 children, taken from an extensive waiting list of up to 9 years in some cases. To date the JCHF team has provided this life saving service for 125 Jamaican children.

This mission has been funded by the generous support and commitment of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Mayberry Investments Limited, Apex Medical, Peoples Telecom, American Friends of Jamaica, Superclubs, Air Jamaica, William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke, Philip & Bambi Ziadie in memory of Jordan Ziadie, Motion Dance and Fitness Centre, Jamaica Broilers, Trilogy Productions, Infinite Markets, United Way, the Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes/West Sunrise, Kiwanis Club of Cutler Bay and numerous other individual donors.

The Jamaican Children’s Heart Fund, is a 501c3 medical charity which means all donations are tax deductible.

For more information on the upcoming mission or any details in general, please contact JCHF directly at: Email: [email protected] or call 305-218-0756.

For more information on the organization or how you can assist this effort, please go to JCHF’s website at: www.jamaicanchildrensheartFUND.org,

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