Caribbean Heart Menders provides life-saving surgery for children in need as well as helps train medical professionals and develop local hospitals to be able to treat patients on their own.
We are a team of medical professionals and philanthropists who volunteer our time and talents to help children in third world Caribbean countries who were born with congenital heart defects.
We hope you will join our team and help save the lives of children who have nowhere else to turn.
Caribbean Heart Menders Association (CHMA) is a non-profit organization, based in South Florida, whose primary objective is to provide cardiac surgery for children in the Caribbean who are affected by congenital and acquired heart defects.
Since our establishment in 1994, we have provided over 300 life-saving heart surgeries for caribbean children who otherwise would not have received such surgeries. We reach to many who would otherwise die, and heal their hearts with the miracles of heart surgery.
Our efforts span the Caribbean areas, nurtured by our compassion for those needy children with defective hearts for whom treatment is not otherwise available. Each child whose future we restore is a tribute to humanity as well as a building block in the bridges of friendship, peace, and love among the peoples of the United States and their Caribbean neighbors.
Facilitate multidisciplinary teams to the Caribbean to provide life-saving surgeries to children affected by congenital heart disease.
Assist in the the development and establishment of pediatrics heart surgery centers in Caribbean countries.
Provide education and training in the field of pediatric heart surgery for physicians in Caribbean countries.
Serve as a liaison between existing Caribbean heart surgery programs and programs in the United States.
Generate funds through fundraising activities and donations to provide assistance in the cost of heart surgery for Caribbean children.
Facilitate and mediate as cultural liasons to those brought to the United States for heart surgery.
Create awareness of the existence and availability of our services.
The CHMA scholarship fund was established in 2003 to provide finacial assistance to qualified candidates who are pursuing a career in a healthcare related field. Each year a special committe from CHMA selects a candidate from one of the Caribbean countries.