East Timor Hearts Fund
Australians supporting a healthy Timor-Leste
East Timor Hearts Fund is a new medical aid charity providing life-saving heart surgery in Australia for young East Timorese people.
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Sing in a Live Band presents 'Rock the Heart of Bondi’, a karaoke singing competition extraveganza to help provide life-saving heart surgery.
Karaoke stars who front our live rock’n’roll band will battle for a $1000 prize. It’s all to raise funds to help East Timor Hearts Fund provide heart surgery for young East Timorese people.
A sizzling BBQ dinner and drinks available to purchase.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets $30, entry to karaoke sing off $50.
Tickets are limited and selling fast! Book here
CONTACT DETAILS: Andrew Coorey: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0417 240 071
Jeca, Marquita and Alarico flew out this morning. A new heart for Jeca and a new life beckoning.
Before she boarded the plane an emotional Marquita had a final message: "Dala Ida tan obrigada barak (once again thank you so much) for everything that ETHF and everyone involved have done for my son. My family and I will never be able to repay you."
Marquita, who has a food stall on the beach in Dili with her husband, also extended an invitation to all of our ETHF family: "I hope that you all come and visit me in Timor-Leste one day so that I can cook you all some corn free of charge as a way of saying thank you again for everything."
Jeca, Marquita and our patient support coordinator and board director Ana Saldanha were guests at a forum on health needs in Timor-Leste at Victoria University in Melbourne last night. Ana made a presentation about our work. We were quite chuffed when one of the presenters, Professor Benjamin
Corte-Real from the National University of Timor-Leste (who also works in the office of the president), said: "I personally think (I am sure
that everyone here in this room feels the same way) that Ms Saldanha and ETHF are doing such an amazing work to save the lives of those in need of a new heart! May God bless you always, and may
you continue to do the work you are doing. Thank you so much."
But the real highlight was the thunderous applause when Ana told the crowd of Jeca's dream to be a doctor. There were lots of tears!
A big thanks to the organisers for having us along, to Jeca and Marquita for sharing their story, and to our patient support coordinator extraordinaire Ana, for sharing our successes.
East Timor Hearts Fund
ABN: 59 160 158 074