Every patient is special. But some truly capture our hearts. Three-year-old Nelsia is one of them.
Though her condition left her tired and breathless, Nelsia has a beautiful smile for everyone who meets her. Born with congenital heart disease, Nelsia’s early childhood was marked by poor health and low energy.
In March 2018, as part of Operation GoodHearts paediatric surgical mission, Nelsia received life-saving surgery to repair the hole in her heart. She is now able to enjoy a normal childhood, playing with her friends and siblings – always with that contagious smile on her face.
Without the surgery, Nelsia’s smile would have been extinguished and her life cut short. Now, her parents are excited for her future and are hopeful she will experience good health and go to school.