Julia for web David for webTwo-year-old Julia, left, and nine-year-old David, both from El Salvador, took a trip to Germany for surgery in September. Born with atrial septal defect, or a “hole in the heart,” both children have always struggled to keep up with their peers. Julia’s poor weight gain prompted the discovery of her heart condition; her mother had been seeking treatment for over a year before she found Childspring International. David’s shy smile belies a playful personality, and he is excited that soon he will be able to play sports, just like his friends.

Thanks to Childspring International’s kind donors and partnerships around the globe, David and Julia can now look forward to growing up healthy and strong.