Who we are
Our president and founder is a congenital heart survivor who was born in Venezuela and has lived the last 34 years in the USA. She has lived her life with CHD and knows the struggles with receiving proper care.
Through a close relationship with Ivan Machado Hernandez, Doctor and Professor of Cardiology in a renowned University in Venezuela, she was apprised of the current situation for heart affected children in her home country.
More than 4000 children are born every year in Venezuela with CHD and more than 80% of those require surgery in the first year of life. 2000 children are on a waiting list at any given time and many die while waiting. Due to a national health system in crisis, most of these children do not ever receive proper care.
Estrellita de Belen Foundation was establish
We work with parents, caregive
What we do
Our main purpose is to support congenital heart children in Venezuela through fundraising and charitable donations.
The money we raise goes directly to pay for medical treatment, medications, nutrition and supplies.