Baby boy from Belize gets lifesaving help in Houston

TOMBALL, TX (KTRK) -- Thanks to the skilled hands of surgeons and the generosity of strangers, a 10-month-old boy facing a life-threatening ailment is on the road to recovery.

Little Edwin and his mother Anita are from Belize, a country lacking in the specialized medical treatment Edwin needed to survive a heart condition.

But thanks to the non-profit called HeartGift, he was able to come to Houston and received life-saving surgery at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

"HeartGift works with Children's Memorial Hospital to serve six patients every year right here in Houston," said Rachael Wright, Executive Director of the HeartGift Houston Chapter.

Edwin had successful surgery on June 30th. He and his mother return home next week.

They've been staying with Gene and Jamie Roberts of Tomball.

The couple generously opened up their home to the family during this difficult time.
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