Where Does Your Money Go?
Each $10,000 sponsorship is directed exclusively to support treatment of children who suffer with CHD. Volunteers who facilitate this work contribute their services free of charge, relying solely on funds specifically designated to their families' personal support.
An approximate breakdown of the costs associated with getting children the help they need
We have partners and volunteers who graciously donate their time, resources and medical skills to help reduce the significant costs associated with major heart surgery and the recovery process.
The four major functions supported by your donations are: Travel & Testing, Treatment, and Fees.
Travel & Testing
Travel and Medical Testing, while being somewhat unpredictable, are, thankfully, an area where we, as an organization, have the greatest opportunity to save expenses.
A total of $2,000 of each child's total sponsorship is allotted for these two categories. Any unused funds can be "rolled over" to the next patient's expenses in these categories. Travel includes the cost of trips to doctors and testing facilities, whether by car, train, or international flight, plus lodging, when necessary, for patient and mother, as well as a trained bi-lingual 1 New Heart escort (as the common language for Doctors and staff in Israel is English).
Medical Testing is necessary not only to determine the degree to which a child's condition extends, but also whether treatment would genuinely benefit the child at all. While it is unfortunate, sometimes the decision is made, by a doctor, that a child is in too critical a state to attempt surgery, as it could possibly accelerate the demise of a very ill child, rather than improving the child's quality of life. In order to give a child with CHD the best chance to enjoy a healthy life, it is urgent to have him tested as soon as possible.
Every day that passes is one in which a patient's condition can deteriorate from being "treatable", to a state where the child's condition is beyond medial help. Initial medical testing is performed in the child's home country, where, often, the necessary medical equipment and/or personnel are far away from the child's home.
Children who are sponsored by 1 New Heart donors are transported to Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel, with their mother and a trained bi-lingual escort. $5000 is allotted to the cost of insurance premiums that cover all surgeries and medical procedures, which, in truth, are often valued at $100,000 or more, a worthy investment indeed for 1 New Heart sponsors.
In addition to the cost of Travel, Testing, and Treatment, $3000 of a patient's sponsorship is allotted to Fees, including the cost of international money transfers for the funds mentioned above, plus significant costs associated with the legal requirements for the upkeep of 1 New Heart's status as an international aid agency and a 501(C)(3) tax exempt charitable organization.
If you would like to help us reach this $10,000 sponsorship goal for a child who suffers the effects of CHD, please contact us to see how you, your church group, or organization can sponsor a child, with any amount, great or small, please contact us or donate through our secure, online system.