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Three young heart patients and their families are saying goodbye to Cayman.

After undergoing life-changing surgeries at Health City, they’re heading home to Haiti, and another group of patients will be arriving for surgeries of their own.

“We will have a total of 30 patients and guardians, and three translators that will spend their next few weeks with us,” said International Patient Care Manager Darren Zucker.

He told Cayman 27 Health City has helped around 130 foreign patients with heart surgeries through Have a Heart Cayman.

“Right now we have our first Have a Heart patient in-house now from Bahamas,” said Mr. Zucker. “We have a young fellow from Honduras, and later today, we are receiving two more children from Bolivia.”

To get these patients home, and to bring back fifteen more patients and a guardian for each, Health City chartered Cayman Airways’ turboprop for Tuesday’s (13 Sep) flight to Haiti…

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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