IKF kids will walk yellow carpet alongside world renowned athletes

Awards show will raise awareness of the organization’s mission and kids including Valeska Ruda, who is at risk of losing her eyesight. (Miami, December 11, 2007) – For the fifth year in a row, the International Kids Fund (IKF), a philanthropic program of the Jackson Memorial Foundation, has been chosen among the official charities of… Continue reading IKF kids will walk yellow carpet alongside world renowned athletes

Ecuadorian One-Year Old with Serious Heart Defect Needs Immediate Surgery to Survive

(Miami, January 08, 2008) – Irene Jaramillo is a one-year-old girl from Ecuador that was born with Transposition of Great Vessels & Interatrial Defect. This congenital heart defect is a very serious condition where the connections to the heart chambers of the aorta and pulmonary artery are inverted. Normally, the aorta comes from the left ventricle… Continue reading Ecuadorian One-Year Old with Serious Heart Defect Needs Immediate Surgery to Survive

Ecuadorian Boy with Bladder Obstruction in Need of Surgery

(Miami, February 28, 2008) – Victor Naranjo is a 13-month-old boy from Ecuador who was born with a rare congenital condition known as Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV), which is caused by an abnormality of the urethra leading to the blockage of the bladder. This condition does not allow him to properly eliminate urine. In fact, while… Continue reading Ecuadorian Boy with Bladder Obstruction in Need of Surgery

Update on Progress of Lai Thi Dao, Vietnamese Teenager that Underwent Surgery to Remove Twelve-Pound Tumor

On April 30, surgeons at Holtz Children’s Hospital located at the University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center successfully removed a 12lb tumor that severely deformed the face of fifteen year-old Lai Thi Dao from Vietnam. Without surgery, the tumor’s rapid growth in comparison to the rest of her organs would have eventually led to the critical… Continue reading Update on Progress of Lai Thi Dao, Vietnamese Teenager that Underwent Surgery to Remove Twelve-Pound Tumor

Vietnamese Teenager with one of the largest reported schwannoma tumors to receive much needed surgery

MIAMI, Fla (April 16, 2008) – The International Kids Fund (IKF), a program dedicated to helping children throughout the world overcome serious illness, today kicked off a fundraising campaign seeking the community’s support for a surgery that will remove an extremely large tumor that has severely deformed the face of fifteen year-old Lai Thi Dao… Continue reading Vietnamese Teenager with one of the largest reported schwannoma tumors to receive much needed surgery

VIETNAMESE TEENAGER’S SURGERY TO REMOVE LARGEST REPORTED SCHWANNOMA TUMOR COMPLETE

MIAMI, Fla (April 30, 2008) – Surgeons at Holtz Children’s Hospital located at the University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center have successfully removed an extremely large tumor that severely deformed the face of fifteen year-old Lai Thi Dao from Vietnam.  Without surgery, the tumor’s rapid growth in comparison to the rest of her organs would have… Continue reading VIETNAMESE TEENAGER’S SURGERY TO REMOVE LARGEST REPORTED SCHWANNOMA TUMOR COMPLETE