'For the first time I can breathe without pain'

An exciting day for our patient Rita - she is now out of hospital and feeling better every day. Rita told us how she feels about finally being free of the heart disease that has made her life a misery for the last 15 years: "For the first time I am able to breathe without having any pain on my chest, I can walk without feeling breathless, I don't feel dizzy like before and my appetite is back. 

"I feel so much happier now since the surgery. I am looking forward to going back home and enjoy my new life with my family. 

"None of this would have been possible without ETHF, Bairo Pite Clinic,MonashHeart staff, donors, sponsors, volunteers and everyone that's been helping and support me and my husband since our arrival here in Melbourne.

"My family and I would like to say a big obrigada barak (thank you so much) for everything! May God a less you all!"

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