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Boy from Honduras receives lifesaving heart surgery in Houston

HOUSTON (October18, 2018)

Within a month, 2-year-old Jose Gabriel traveled to Tomball and received surgery that changed his life before heading back home. Gabriel and his mother, Kerly Gabriela, were flown into Houston by HeartGift, a nonprofit organization providing lifesaving heart surgery for children around the world with lack of resources, with six patients being given care a year. After arriving Sept. 11, Gabriel received heart surgery and stayed with a host family in Tomball before going back to his home in Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras. On Sept. 20, Gabriel received his surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, which HeartGift has a partnership with along with UT Health Center at Houston.

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