An update from East Timor Hearts Fund honourary medical adviser Dr Noel Bayley on patient Leonito Carlos:
"Delighted to say that Leonito's surgery has gone very well.
Marco Larobina, cardiac surgeon, and his team at Royal Melbourne Hospital, have replaced his two leaky valves with mechanical valves.
He's out of theatre and recovering in intensive care, and all is smooth sailing so far.
We expect an outstanding result for this young man with life-threatening rheumatic heart disease."
This is a brilliant outcome. Thanks to the team at Royal Melbourne Hospital and you our supporters.