A 3-year old Angolan boy is the 2000th  child to treated by Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), the Israeli-based international humanitarian project providing life-saving heart surgeries and follow-up care for children from developing countries.

A 3-year old boy from Angola underwent life saving heart surgery on Tuesday (July 29 2008), at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.

Dalton Antonio Domingos is the first Angolan child to be operated in Israel and is the 2000th  child to be treated by Save a Child’s Heart.

Dalton was brought to Israel, with three other children from Angola, by Save a Child’s Heart and by the Israeli “LR” group, who initiated and paid for the flights and for the treatment of the children. “LR” group” operates in Angola in various fields, including agriculture, and helps the society there recover and unite after the civil war.

Angola is the 33rd country from which Save a Child’s Heart brings children for life saving heart surgery.

Dalton will stay in Israel with his mother another month to recover and then will return to his father who is waiting for him in Angola.

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project providing life-saving heart surgeries and follow-up care for children from developing countries.

SACH mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries, who suffer from congenital heart disease and to create centers of competence in these countries.

SACH is a hospital based project whose services are provided in Israel at the Wolfson Medical Center (WMC) by a team of 70 dedicated experts who, from chief surgeon to physiotherapist, contribute a substantial portion of their time without any payment from SACH.

SACH patients, whose ages range from infants to teenagers, come from the “Four Corners of The Earth”: from St. Vincent and Ecuador in the American Continent to China and Vietnam in the Far East; from Russia and Ukraine to Ethiopia and Zanzibar; from Jordan, Iraq and the Palestinian Authority to Nigeria and Congo – 2000 children from 33 different locations to date.