Frandy De Jesus Martinez

Frandy De Jesus Martinez

11 months – from Santiago

When first diagnosed with heart defect 15 days after birth, mother had notices she was blue since birth but the Doctors at A.G. diagnosed her two weeks later.

When did they know they were going to have surgery 1 month after birth the parents were told about the foundation and the possibility of being treated by the ICHF and Corazones de Cibao. What problems did this heart defect cause (affected participation in sports, school activities, breathless or blue). Born cyanotic (very blue) and she became easily congested and had difficulty breathingBrothers and sisters other family – who lives in the house. She has an older sister 11 years old. home nucleus is both parents and both children.

What are their hopes for the future?

They want their child to get better. They were told their child need to have surgeries. They want the chance to have their son treated but they want other patents also to have this second chance…

Do the family have anything to say to the team at Arturo Grullon and the volunteers and sponsors who made the surgery possible.


“May God bless them all. Keep on doing the wonderful things you do . From the bottom of our hearts thank you… Keep traveling the world and giving hope to parents everywhere.. ”

Mother: (crying and unable to speak)

Frandy de Jesus Martinez – operated 22 April, left ICU 23rd April

Interview by Miguel Echevarria
5th year intern medical student at Arturo Grullon Hospital for Ninos

Story and photos by Frank Molloy