Lucas's journey to health begins

Dr Noel, patient Lucas and his mum Elda

Our next patient, Lucas de Jesus Soares, 15, had an appointment with Dr Noel in Dili this morning, for a final check up. Dr Noel (who is in Dili doing the first of two screening clincis with our local partner Bairo Pite Clinic) confirmed that Lucas is well enough to travel, and so he will be coming to Australia in March for surgery at MonashHeart in Melbourne to repair the hole in his heart that he was born with.
Lucas's mum, Elda de Jesus (pictured with Lucas), has tragically lost three of her seven children and has been desperately worried about Lucas. The whole family is so relieved that Lucas will now get the medical help he needs. They asked us to pass on their thanks to all of the donors and sponsors (including our principal sponsor Macquarie Telecom) who have made Lucas's treatment possible. Stand by for more news about Dr Noel's clinics and about Lucas's journey to health.

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