The first three of 18 Cambodian children to be offered heart operations
in Malaysia are now recovering from the surgery.
The children, all from Siem Reap, are suffering life-threatening congenital heart
The surgery is being conducted at Penang Adventist hospital through its "Gift
of Life" program. Charities including Rotary Club International, the Latter
Day Saints Charities and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency have provided
assistance, as has Malaysian Airlines, which provided flights for the children and
their mothers. The Cambodian Government provided financial assistance to purchase