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CHD, No. 1 Cause of Death for Children. The host for this show is Wendy Loh. The guest is Christopher K.M. Hui.
Sea Star’s story starts with a little girl named Tong Tong. At just a few months, Tong Tong was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)--at the time, the number #1 cause of death for children under the age of 5. She had difficulty breathing, and her lips and fingers were turning blue due to the lack of oxygen. Her parents were unable to afford the prohibitively high cost of surgery and did not know how to navigate applying to non-profits for help. A few friends heard about their plight, and joined forces to raise funds and help Tong Tong’s family through the application process of various charities. Tong Tong received the surgery she needed with the kindness of everyone involved. These friends realized that there are so many other children with CHD who still needed their help. And gathered more like-minded friends to form Sea Star Children’s Foundation in March 2012.
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