Four-year-old detected with heart defect undergoes surgery

March 5, 2023 4:24 pm

Litia Ciocala (left), Her mother, Kiti Tamanalevu.

Following two years of agony, a mother of ten is relieved that her daughter has finally undergone successful heart surgery.

Four-year-old Litia Ciocala from Lau was detected with a heart defect two years ago.

Her mother, Kiti Tamanalevu says she went through a lot of challenges while looking after her daughter.

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“She was only 2 when she was diagnosed with heart disease so from then I never let her out of my sight, I ensure that she stays with me every single day. At times I feel guilty seeing what Litia went through every day. I thank the almighty God for this hospital that brought this medical team.”

Four-year-old Litia Ciocala is among the thirteen children who underwent successful heart surgery at the Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital.

The surgeries were conducted by Heart 4 Kids team from Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.