Earlier this month our patients Arminda, 12, and Maria, featured in an episode of the documentary series HeartStarters, on Melbourne community tv station Channel 31.
The episide is now available on the web. You can view it here.
The episode features Professor Richard Harper from MonashHeart, who has operated on many of our patients, and pioneered locally the mitral balloon procedure that the they underwent. Also featured is our very own Dr Noel Bayley, East Timor Hearts Fund's honourary medical adviser, and a lovely cameo toward the end from patient Maria, with some translation support from the wonderful Fatima from Bairo Pite Clinic, a health worker who we brought to accompany and assist the patients.
Recommended viewing. Please check it out, and let us know what you thought.