During TotaLife first stay in Kenya we met Marian, a CRSH guest who was two and a half at the time.
Her sad little face and her sluggishness during games attracted our attention and as soon as we picked her up we realized that her little heart was not beating regularly.
We recorded 120 beats per minute and we could literally see her little heart beating irregularly below her ribs.
Realizing the seriousness of the situation, we immediately accompanied Marian to Mombasa where she underwent echocardiography. The examination revealed a serious congenital heart condition due to a ventricular septal defect, which required urgent surgery.
The operation was performed on Marian by a team of heart surgeons, who were in Mombasa for a volunteering campaign. The surgery was very successful and TotaLife Onlus funded all expenses. The girl regained the typical vitality of children her age thanks to the surgery that saved her life. TotaLife will follow her until full healing is reached. This story marked the beginning of TotaLife and we could have hardly hoped for a better start.