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£425raised of £1,000 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £425 to Healing Little Hearts charity, as I'm volunteering with them to go to India.

    London, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 27th November 2018

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    Most of the people that is going to read this already know me, but just in case I'll introduce myself.

    My name is Laura, I'm 29 years old and I am a Children's nuse. After moving from Barcelona to England in 2013, I worked in several hospitals. I started working at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) on 2015 and last January I became part of Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). In this unit we look after children with cardiac and tracheal conditions pre and post op, we perform heat and lung transplants and we also provide ECMO care. It is a highly specilised are with wonderful professionals and an amazing team. We are really luck to have loads of funding from the UK goverment, embassies and charities.

    Two months ago I was offered the opportunity to be part of a volunteer team going to Chennai, India, to perform cardiac surgeries to children. I, of course, signed up as soon as I knew there was a vacancy on the team, and to my surprie, they offered me the position. A charity called Healing Little Heats is taking few staff from GOSH (a cardiac surgeon, intensivist, couple of nurses and perfusionist) to Chennai. We are going there for 1 week to perform few cardiac surgeries to children, but also to train staff to be able to provide care for children with cardiac conditions in the future.

    Every year thousands of almost 300,000 children are born with heart defects in countries such as India and Africa. A lot of these require corrective heart surgery but sadly only few receive any form of treatment.

    The treatment they receive is often sub-standard due to lack of resources and expertise. Often the best care available is only in private hospitals, which is out of reach to the majority who require it the most!

    Healing Little Hearts gives these children a chance by briging the care they need to their country. But they rely on donation feom people like you, reading this endless text (sorry). My aim is not to achieve a huge sum of mont but maybe to reach the reasonable amount of 1000£ to be able to fund the flight tickets of 2-3 of the staff that are going to Chennai on September.

    You can either donate in this page and then I'll transfer the money to Healing Little Hearts. Or you can directly go to Healing Little Hearts webpage and make a donation there.

    If we reach more than 1000£ I would destinate the rest of the money on buying supplies as cuddly toys for the children that will recieve surgery.

    http://www.healinglittlehearts.org.uk/who-we-are/the-cause/

    Donate generously and please please please, share the post :)

    Laura

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    • Laura Benach Gonzalez2 months ago
      Laura Benach Gonzalez

      Laura Benach Gonzalez

      2 months ago

      Thank you so so much for all your generous donations! I have transferred the 420£ to the charity Healing Littelt Hearts, some taxed where charged by the Just Giving page but I've just put extra money from my pocket to reach again the same amount all of you helped me reach. So thanks again. This has been an enormous gratifying experience that I will mever forget :) ❤️

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    • Laura Benach Gonzalez3 months ago
      Laura Benach Gonzalez

      Laura Benach Gonzalez

      3 months ago

      We've been in India for a week now. It's been enough time for India to get into my heart, it's such a special place and the people always have a smile on their face and are willing to help you. After having been traveling India for a week, today we are meeting the team and going to the hospital to meet our tiny humans that require our help. I'm very excited. Picture is from the guest house we are staying, last day waking up in front of the sea. Please donate generously, all funds will go to the charity Healing Little Hearts ❤️

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    • Laura Benach Gonzalez4 months ago
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      Laura Benach Gonzalez

      4 months ago

      Getting al the toys and clothes washed and ready to go and give love to the children in India ❤️ 29% achieved! Still a bit more left! Kindly donate few pennies to help the amazing charity Healing Little Hearts 🙏🏻 https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/laura-benachgonzalez?utm_id=2&utm_term=RPJwDNqm8

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    Supporters

    20

    • Mar Gonzalez

      Mar Gonzalez

      Sep 11, 2018

      £30.00

    • Elisa

      Elisa

      Aug 31, 2018

      Well done Laura I am very proud of you!!xx

      £5.00

    • Sacha Eve Williams

      Sacha Eve Williams

      Aug 31, 2018

      £10.00

    • Charlotte Dudley

      Charlotte Dudley

      Aug 31, 2018

      Good luck Laura! You’ll be great

      £10.00

    • Stacey Pruett

      Stacey Pruett

      Aug 31, 2018

      They’re so lucky to have you looking after them! I know you’re going to be amazing. Have you best time xxxx

      £30.00

    • Nuria Cabases

      Nuria Cabases

      Aug 28, 2018

      Laura espero puguis ajudar molt als nens i nenes de la India.Disfruta del viatge i molts records.Molts petons de la teva iaia.Nuria Cabases Novell

      £20.00

    • Julia Ross

      Julia Ross

      Aug 26, 2018

      Good luck!

      £20.00

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    Laura Benach Gonzalez

    Laura Benach Gonzalez

    London, UK

    I'm Laura, I'm 29 years old. I work as a children's nurse in London. This will be my first charity work. I feel really lucky to be able to go to Chennai for this volunteering work to help the hospital and train nurses in looking after children post cardiac surgery.

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