World Woman Run

World Woman Run is a charity event. We are passionate about supporting causes and charities that we believe in. Your donation is being allocated to covering the heart surgery cost of ten children with congetical heart disease.

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Little Heart Community

Starting from the birth of a second child with congenital heart defect (CHD), made Yulis take an active role in a community called Little Heart Community. Over time, this community which consist of various backgrounds and scattered in various cities and islands in Indonesia has been growing and reached about 1400 people. They often visit hospitals and meet patients with CHD.

A CHD is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels which is present at birth. Heart defects are among the most common birth defects and are the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths. Causes for congenital heart defects can be genetic, environmental, or both.

Little Heart Community then established a non-profit foundation called the Yayasan Jantung Kecil Indonesia. In this community, Yulis sees how heavy the children struggle to continue to grow and develop well, even more the struggle of their parents. Some are not able to survive, but Yulis and her community don't want to lose hope. Their hope as parents of children with CHD is just one, "keep beating my little heart..."

There are over 35 different types of CHD and each one is different. Some heart defects may not require any treatment at all. Some may only require medication. Some heart defects may require one open heart surgery, while others require multiple procedures and surgeries.

In addition to medication, procedures and surgeries, many children may also struggle with not being able to participate in sports, slower growth and development, emotional issues and learning disabilities.

Yayasan Jantung Kecil Indonesia

Yayasan Jantung Kecil Indonesia (YJKI) is a non-profit foundation established on 8 November 8 2017, in which all the administrators involved are parents of congenital heart defect (CHD) patients who work voluntarily. This foundation wants to help unfortute CHD patients because many children die due to medical treatement delay.

They want to make sure all children with CHD in Indonesia get appropriate medical treatment and their rights as children in general by:

  • Providing knowledge to the wider community of the importance of early detection of CHD through various media;
  • Conducting CHD screening in pre-primary and primary schools as a step of early detection of CHD;
  • Providing assistance to patients coming from unfortunate families to get appropriate medical treatment;
  • Conducting check-ups and free consultation for all CHD patients regularly in various cities in Indonesia.

YJKI currently seeks to provide support in the form of free heart surgery for 30 unfortunate children in Indonesia. The surgeries are being held at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, India.

Your donation last year sent ten children with congetical heart disease and gave them new life. How much we can help this year depends on you!

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