Begun in 1999 and officially launched in 2000, Touching Hearts in Tibet has now ministered Christ to more than 14,000 children. During the survey portion of the Survey and Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease, we have touched the lives of thousands while bringing healing prayer and procedures to many. These children have conditions so serious that we must move quickly to save their lives. All procedures are performed by teams whose travel to and from China are funded by Children�s Lifeline Foundation and overseen by the Pediatric Cardiology Department of Children�s Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Bill Neches and Dr. Brad Keller direct these teams. So far we have had cardiologists from Japan, Venezuela, China, and the United States cooperate in Touching Hearts.
Tibetan Touching Hearts patients
The current developmental steps of the project are the building of a Pediatric Intensive Care and Pediatric Ward to serve the infant population of the Tibet Autonomous Region. A committee is working on this project that includes Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Tibet, and the United States. With such cooperation, all things are possible.
SEAPC is purchasing one Bi-plane Cath Lab and one sixteen bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to be used by five Tibetan Doctors that we have trained. From that moment forward, every child (1-18) living in Tibet with congenital heart disease (the region has a 4-6% increase in congenital heart disease) will receive free heart care in this facility. It will be the first and only Pediatric Cardio Center for the most at risk region of the world.