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Nepal Mission Report

NEPAL MISSION MAY 3-15, 2015 In 2014, CardioStart International was invited to assist in building a program introducing pediatric and adult cardiac services to a non-governmental University Hospital in Dhulikhel, Kathmandu. The mission was scheduled to commence on May […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:39+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nepal, News, Past Missions|0 Comments

Myanmar Mission Report

Pediatric and Adult Complex Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery PinLon Hospital, & Yankin Children’s Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar March 8 – 22, 2015 CardioStart conducted its first mission to Yangon, Myanmar, during March 2015 under the co-direction of Dr. Bill Zeman and Michael Fullerton RN. The mission focused on adult and pediatric surgery at PinLon Hospital, with a pediatric evaluation of Yankin Children’s Hospital. Myanmar, which has a population of 55 million, was […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:39+00:00 June 21st, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Myanmar, News, Past Missions|0 Comments

Margherita Bonfante Scott

Thank You For Your Support A big thanks from Cardiostart to Margherita Bonfante Scott, RN, RDCS, and her friends at the Clayton Rotary in North Carolina! 27 April 2015 Margo Scott, a Clayton Rotarian, works for Cardiostart International that provides medical services to underserved regions of the world. She was scheduled to head to Dhulikel Hospital, Nepal with her team May 1 – 16 on a cardiology and teaching mission. On Saturday, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and neighboring countries, killing more than 3,700 people and injuring thousands of [...]

By | 2016-02-07T21:20:11+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nepal|0 Comments

Nepal Mission 2015 Update!

On April 25, 2015 a massive earthquake, registering at 7.8, struck Nepal outside of Kathamandu, with aftershocks rippling as far as to Pakistan and Bangladesh. This powerful earthquake demolished a great deal of the country and many people are in dire need. As CardioStart International was already scheduled to be there on a mission, we will continue our humanitarian efforts, and provide heart related medical care as well as emergency medical relief for the affected people. Due to the situation, many aspects of the mission have now changed. […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:41+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Blog1, Nepal, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Med-Share 5K/10K Run

Sunday , April 26, 2015 Holloway Park and Nature Preserve, 2402 Holloway Park Dr., Lakeland, Fl. 33812 The 5k & 10k courses can be seen at: www.hollowaypark.org/cross-country. This event is sponsored by CardioStart International to help the Lecanto High School IB Med-Share Club send donations overseas. Pre-registration: Go to RunSignup.com and enter med-share 5k or click this link RunSignup.com/Race/FL/LakeLand/MedShare5K10K. Event Day Schedule: 7:30-8:40 a.m. - Packet pickup and race day registration 8:45 a.m. - Med Share 5K/10K 9:45 a.m. - Awards Pre-registration: (mail in or on line) - $20 adults; [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:41+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Recent News|0 Comments

2nd Annual Fishing Tournament

Second Annual CardioStart Fishing Tournament April 17, 2015 CardioStart will host its second annual fishing tournament leaving from the Hula Bay Restaurant, 5200 West Tyson Avenue, Tampa, Florida. The tournament will be led by local expert and TV personality Captain Sergio Atanes. The fishing tournament will CardioStart an opportunity to  promote humanitarian missions, provide free heart surgery and medical service to children and adults in developing countries. CardioStart volunteers teach local doctors and nurses advanced cardiac care, improving outcomes and saving lives. […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:42+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Nepal Invitation 2015

MISSION INVITATION DHULIKHEL HOSPITAL/KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, NEPAL May 3-16, 2015   You are cordially invited to participate in the 2015 inaugural mission to Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal. This 225-bed community supported hospital is expanding services to 2.5 million Nepalese to include full cardiac services. The cardiology department is currently providing angiograms and newly begun interventional cardiology procedures in-house. They are now prepared to begin a full cardiac surgery program and have asked for the support of CardioStart International. The local team members have acquired some early education in their areas [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:42+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nepal|0 Comments

Tampa Fishing Fundraiser

First Annual Fishing Tournament Hosted by Dr. Rolando and Lisa Rodriguez Announcing the First Annual Fishing Tournament hosted by Dr. Rolando and Lisa Rodriguez at Hula Bay Club, Tampa. This Fundraiser brought in over 9 thousand dollars and a fantastic competition on the water! Dr. Rodriguez is on the CardioStart Board […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:53+00:00 June 8th, 2014|Blog1, News, Recent News|0 Comments

2013 Peru Mission Report

On October 6, 2013, CardioStart International performed their 11th Cardiac surgery mission to Arequipa Peru under the direction of Dr. Mariano Brizzio.  A team of 28 volunteers hailing from 5 countries joined together at Honorio Delgado Hospital to give the gift of life to 10 adults and 2 children.  Many of the cases were multiple cardiac surgery interventions yet all did well and were discharged within a week of the team leaving the country. The team struggled with a lack of disposables, which were held in customs with the 40-foot [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:55+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Blog1, Homepage Featured|0 Comments

Heart to Heart Benefit Success

Thank you so much for the generous support to “Heart to Heart” Benefit dinner to assist mission teams in saving lives of the children and the poor in Ghana, Uganda, Peru, and Vietnam.  This was our first full-scale fundraiser and the amount of donations you gave was impressive.  There are still some pledges trickling in, but most of the numbers are in. Are you sitting down?  Hold onto your hats if not....  You raised $45,033 dollars! wow... A special thank you to J DiMarce Group family for their generous support of $10,000 dollars [...]

By | 2013-08-10T14:55:35+00:00 August 10th, 2013|Blog1, Recent News|0 Comments