East Timor Hearts Fund
Australians supporting a healthy Timor-Leste
East Timor Hearts Fund is Australia's only medical aid charity dedicated to providing life-saving heart surgery in Australia for young people from Timor-Leste (East Timor).
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Melinda is feeling so much better! She tackled a bowl of our patient support coordinator Ana's famous Água-Sal Ikan (fish soup) yesterday.
Melinda's told us: “I feel like a new person now. I can't wait to go back to school as my dream is to one day become a doctor. I would like to be doutora fuan (cardiologist). I am also looking forward to playing soccer again with my friends and team. I am a good soccer striker!”
PS: We've organised a big surprise for Melinda tomorrow. We can't tell you what it is, but watch this page for updates!
Melinda's mum Olinda is thrilled with the transformation in her daughter, less than a week after her heart surgery.
"I can't believe that my daughter is a different person now," Olinda told us. "She is now able to walk without feeling breathless, her appetite is back and she does not fell tired like before.
"From the bottom of my heart, my family and I would like to thank ETHF, the surgeons, doctors, all the staff at Royal Melbourne Hospital and everyone that has made this possible.
"We don't have much to give but we've bought small gifts for ETHF from Timor, tais and postcards for Christmas that I've helped to assemble.
"Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year to you all and may God bless you always!
"Obrigada Barak (thank you so much)!
"Please continue to do the amazing work you are doing!"
Thank you for the beautiful gifts Olinda, we are very touched.
To help patients like Melinda go to www.givenow.com.au/easttimorhearts
It was a dream come true today when Melinda got to have a kick with Australian champs Steph Catley, Brianna Davey, Caitlin Friend and Emma Checker. The Melbourne Victory Women's team members also presented Melinda with a
signed jersey. Thanks to these kind hearted sports stars, and Football Federation Victoria for this great story. http://bit.ly/13j0rez
East Timor Hearts Fund
ABN: 59 160 158 074