(photo: Stella Shalhevet / Save a Child’s Heart)

(photo: Stella Shalhevet / Save a Child’s Heart)

By Times of Israel Staff - June 17, 2016

Originally appeared here in the Times of Israel

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Four-year-old Sanusey from Gambia became the 4,000th child to receive life-saving heart surgery through the Israeli charity Save A Child’s Heart, the organization announced Thursday.

Sanusey suffers from a congenital heart defect that could only be corrected through an operation not available in Gambia.

Sanusey has been in Israel for the past month, together with 12 other children from Tanzania and Gambia brought by the charity for heart surgery, it said in a statement.

After a successful hours-long operation at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon in mid-May, the boy was reported to be recovering quickly. Read More