Six-month-old Gabriella was treated in 2020 for a serious heart condition at Auckland’s Starship Hospital in New Zealand. She recovered well from her surgery and is now a happy, healthy child with a great future ahead.
Viliame bounces in and out
Four-year-old Viliame arrived in New Zealand from Fiji, bouncing into the country and sprinting about the airport, unlike many of our heart patients who often arrive feeling quite poorly. He needed surgery to treat a coronary arterial fistula – a connection between one or more of the coronary arteries and a cardiac chamber or great Continued…
ROMAC Ambassador Lydia Ko meets children at RMH Auckland
Lydia Ko took time out from golf to visit children and their families staying at Ronald McDonald House (RMH). She has been an ambassador for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) since 2013.
ROMAC steps up to save baby
ROMAC received an urgent request from a Heart4Kids NZ team of New Zealand paediatric cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and nursing staff from the Starship in Auckland who were in Lautoka, Fiji, to perform surgery on 14 children.
Burns patient Roberta treated many times over the years
Roberta was injured in May 2011 when kerosene exploded while she was cooking at home in Fiji. Dr Jitoko Cama, at the Suva Hospital, sought assistance from both ROMAC and Children First Foundation, with whom ROMAC has an agreement of cooperation. Since no intensive care beds were available in Australia or New Zealand, Dr Cama welcomed Dr Harvey’s offer to assist Continued…