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Franco Guzman Teran

Franco Guzman Teran

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Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Cost of Treatment
Success Story
3 years old

Franco’s journey began with a bit of sadness when his mother died from hemorrhagic Preeclampsia twenty-four hours after giving birth. At only 5-months old Franco is suffering from a congenital heart defect and is in need of an emergency life-saving heart surgery to repair a ventricular septal defect (VSD). Franco is having difficulties breathing and has shortness of breath. His little heart is frail and grows weaker with each passing day. Franco’s father is not only left with the pain of losing his wife and having to raise three children on his own, but also with the sad realization he has no financial resources and cannot afford to pay for the treatment that will save Franco’s life. No family should suffer such heartbreak and desperation.


Franco came to Miami and was evaluated and treated at Holtz Children’s Hospital.  He is doing well and has returned home to Bolivia.  In partnership with Fundacion Salvacor, IKF’s Wonderfund will continue to help children in need of medical treatment. The Bolivian Fund was created  to help these kids in need of medical care. Thank you, with your continued support we can make the difference in the life of other kids like Franco.

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