We're excited here at East Timor Hearts Fund HQ, because on Monday our first two patients for 2015, Esminia and Angela, arrive. Esminia, 27, and Angela, 23, will be having mitral balloon procedures at MonashHeart next week. They'll be accompanied to Australia by right hand man Alarico from Bairo Pite Clinic.
It's going to be a huge year for East Timor Hearts Fund as we increase dramatically the number of patients we treat in Australia - we already have a waiting list of 15 patients needing assistance in the next 12 months.
We'd like to thank our regular donors, and those who have made a special contribution to help out. If you are able to support our work, and help make a life-changing difference for Timorese patients who have other option for accessing cardiac care, you can make a secure online donation here (or see our website for other ways to donate).
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and this blog for updates.
And feel free to leave your messages for Esminia and Angela here. They mean a lot to patients facing an overseas trip and major heart procedures and we'll make sure they see them.