Saturday, February 25, 2012

{Three Hearts DVD Review and Giveaway}

I recently had the pleasure of viewing a new documentary called Three Hearts. Here is a bit about the movie:

"A passionate team of people work to save the lives of three Mongolian children with life-threatening heart defects.

Graduating college senior, Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham, takes on an internship at Samaritan’s Purse working with the Children’s Heart Project. This project is dedicated to saving the lives of children by providing medical procedures that aren’t available in many countries. Cissie is charged with supervising the arrival and surgeries of three Mongolian children suffering from fatal congenital heart defects.
But the task is not easy and filled with unexpected challenges.  Cissie balances responsibilities as a newly married wife to a professional football player and her tasks with the internship.  Meanwhile the Children’s Heart team turns to a Texas family who travels to Mongolia for the adventure of a lifetime to help bring the children to San Antonio for their surgeries.  In Texas, two host families make sacrifices to care for these children and their mothers, while a team of doctors and nurses volunteer their time only to stare directly into the face of life and death. How far would you go to save a life?
It’s a fight for survival, a fight of faith, and a fight for a new life for these three hearts."

Cissie Graham Lynch is the daughter of Franklin Graham, the world famous evangelist from North Carolina. She is interning at Children's Heart Project. Children's Heart Project is sponsored by Samaritan's Purse. I have worked with Samaritan's Purse (indirectly) a few times doing the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. My husand and I and his parents helped to collect almost 1000 boxes last Christmas for Operation Christmas Child. I was so delighted to get the chance to watch the documentary and just know that Samaritan's Purse is a part of it makes it even more special to me.

During the movie, three children ages 18, 16, and 3 are chosen to come to the U.S. for heart surgery. They are all from Mongolia and travel to San Antonio, Texas. All three of the children have heart failure and have a high risk of sudden death. When they were interviewed in their homes in Mongolia it was a struggle for them to even breath. There is a hospital overseas that checks out each patient and then puts them on a list to have surgery. In Mongolia, they do not have the knowledge and equipment, nor the money, to operate on these children. Hospitals in the U.S. take these cases 1-3 at a time as a pro bono. The only expense is the traveling expenses.

When the children and their mother's arrive in the U.S. they stay with host families who take them to church and teach them about Jesus. The surgeries are very graphic (I would recommend that younger children not view it unless supervised). I got attached to the children and cried and cried after their surgeries were over. I don't want to give too much away, but I really enjoyed watching this movie. It inspired me to go out and sponsor a child right away. I wish I had a bunch of money I didn't need. I would give it all to this cause. Children's Heart Project is saving lives. They have done over 800 surgeries so far. There are about 200 children on waiting lists to be operated on. I am praying for each of them.

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God Bless,


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Nancy said...

I would love to win

Heather said...

I would love to win, too, but I don't mind if the other person wins. You know how to contact me!