The Screening Program:

In developing countries only a third of children with heart defects are ever diagnosed, for reasons ranging from lack of sophisticated diagnostic equipment, like imaging devices, or never being seen by a doctor period.

Pulse-oximeters are a simple, non-invasive and inexpensive method of screening for heart defects.

Next summer we will pilot a program that uses wireless pulse-oximeters to screen children out in the field. Our protocol is being developed by leading experts in this field and we will be working with partner organizations to provide help for children who screen positively for heart defects. We will pilot this program in the Dominican Republic in May 2015 and plan to expand this program to other countries in the first half of 2016.

For more information, email Estrella Rosenberg:

Big Love Little Hearts Leo the Lion

The Little Leo Project:

The pre-cursor to Big Love Little Hearts was the Little Leo Foundation, founded by Estrella Rosenberg in 2007. After founding Big Love, Little Leo Foundation was turned into a project. The Little Leo Project continues the spirit and heart of the Little Leo Foundation by bringing cheer and comfort to children who are having cardiac surgery through our  stuffed animal, Leo the Lion. Leo stays brave for kids while they’re having surgery and gives them something soft to snuggle with after. To date we have given more than 2000 children Leo Lions! We also deliver care baskets through this project to families in the hospital and give copies of The Giving Book to children who help us collect items for these baskets.

For more information, email Estrella Rosenberg:


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