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Girl with a broken Heart.

Posted By: Laguna Punta

Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/12/04 02:54 AM

Just got back from Caye Caulker with the San Pedro Lions Club. We participated in a benefit for a 16 yr old girl, who will soon be flown to Tampa, Florida, to undergo Heart surgury. A very nice young girl by the name of Kathy Balam, who resides in Caye Caulker. She told me that she has a hole in her heart and that she gets tired after very little exertion. A check referred to Kathy Balam, to the San Pedro Lions Club, PO Box 8, San Pedro Town A.C., Belize, Central America will be most welcomed and forwarded to Kathy's cause.
Posted By: sassnfun

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/12/04 03:16 AM

Bill, My office is right outside Tampa in the Clearwater area if I can help her from down here let me know.
Posted By: dbdoberman

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/12/04 11:45 AM

Thanks for the info Bill. Best wishes to Kathy.
Posted By: Laguna Punta

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/13/04 09:17 PM

The father and the girl did not remember the name of the hospital. Most the hospital expenses have been contributed...and I believe the airfare has been contributed by American Airlines. I gather that lots of ancilliary expenses will have to be paid for by the father. A nice article was in this past weeks issue of the San Pedro Sun, which can be accessed by this wonderful website...under BelizeNews.com.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/13/04 11:25 PM

frown I don' think they put that on the on-line version, Bill - go get 'em!
Posted By: sassnfun

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/13/04 11:26 PM

Bill,the Ronald Mc Donald House will probably put them up.All Childrens Hospital is most likely the Hospital or Tampa General. If you ever need a Joint replacement Florida is THE place...like a frickin assembly line down here....geez.. smile
Posted By: Laguna Punta

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/15/04 04:36 AM

...what a joint.
Posted By: Denny Shane

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/15/04 11:08 AM

I need a joint replacement. I smoked the last... oh wait, wrong thread. eek
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/15/04 12:38 PM

i believe that would be cause for heartbreak, denny.
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/15/04 05:39 PM

St Josephs Childrens Hospital specializes in pediatric cardiology. I can tell you from personal experience that the hospital is top notch, the staff are highly qualified and ever so caring. The Ronald McDonald house was amazing. We paid $10 US per night and had a daily chore to do. The house is right next door to the Tampa General Hospital.

Our thoughts and prayers shall be with young Kathy.
Posted By: sassnfun

Re: Girl with a broken Heart. - 12/16/04 04:25 AM

Amanda is sjch where Kathy is going?? yes the Mc Donald House is a great thing for those in such need.We also have one of the only children's nursing homes in the Country(some of those poor kids have never known a real home) that is in Largo.I used to do some work for the man who built it...he is one of a kind and has a big heart to boot!he built a whole facility where young,old and all in the middle come together as one..It has a daycare center and they use golfcarts to bring those from the nursing home area and the ACLF to interact with the kids and animals are a big part of the master plan also...it was his dream and he made it happen..so cool!
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