Little Traver Finally Gets Life-Saving Heart Surgery!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: June 9, 2021

Yes!!! I have an update about Traver!!!

As you might recall… In January, the HeartValveSurgery.com community sponsored the much-needed surgery of Traver, a courageous 2-year old boy from a small village in Uganda, who was suffering from a life-threatening form of heart disease. 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Traver’s surgery was delayed by several months. Watch the video below to see Traver’s latest update!

 

 

 

Many, Many, Many Thanks!

Many thanks to Gift of Life International for coordinating Traver’s travel, medical team and so much more! Specifically, thanks to Rob Raylman, the CEO of Gift of Life International, who never gave up on Traver even with all of the COVID-19 challenges!  Great job!

Many thanks to Sunday John Bosco at Open Heart POBIC Uganda for helping Traver and his family at each and every step of this journey!

Many thanks to Wolfson Medical Center for the wonderful care your team provided to Traver’s little heart!

Many thanks to all the wonderful people at HeartValveSurgery.com – the patients, families, friends, doctors, nurses, medical companies and sponsors!  Without your support, my ability to share Traver’s patient success story would not be possible!
 
 

Go Traver! Go!

And to my little buddy…

I am hopeful that one day we will have the opportunity to meet.

Until then, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, your heart, and your future!

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Keep on tickin’ Traver!
Adam Pick
 
 
P.S. For the hearing impaired members of our community, I have provided a written transcript of the video below.

Hi Everybody, It’s Adam! I’ve been getting lots of questions about Traver. As you might recall… Traver is courageous two-year old boy from a small village in Uganda who was suffering from a very complex form heart disease.

Back in January… When we heard about Traver, the HeartValveSurgery.com community, along with our Partners at Gift of Life International “took action” to sponsor and coordinate Traver’s life-saving operation at Wolfson Medical Center in Israel.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Traver’s surgery was delayed by several months. However… I am very excited to share some incredible news that came in from Sunday John Bosco at Open Heart Uganda. Traver just had a successful surgery, is out of the hospital and, most importantly, is going to be fine!!!

If that doesn’t bring a smile to your face… I  don’t know what will.

On behalf of Traver, Traver’s family and Gift of Life International, I cannot thank all of the wonderful members of our community – the patients, the doctors, the nurses, the medical companies and our sponsors.

Without your support… This fantastic patient success story of Traver would not be possible.


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

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