54 Tanzanian Children Successfully Operated in India

We are super proud and happy to announce that this past month 54 children were successfully operated in India, which has been the largest group of Tanzanian children. What is even more exciting is that of these 54 children, 10 of them were given a new life through our UBC Tanzania Heart Babies Project team. We are so glad to share this news with all of you and are so proud of our team for their hard work. Furthermore, we cannot thank you all enough for your countless support during our fundraising events.

A shout out to Malaika Kapur who had the amazing opportunity to welcome back these children. We would love to share the video with you where Dr. Kanabar conveys his gratitude.

Thank you once again for all the support and we do hope to help out even more children this year.

Much love,

Tanzania Heart Babies Project 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTA8PjzaF08

Upcoming Events

Tanzania Heart Babies Project is super excited for this term. We have a number of upcoming events that you all should look forward to!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2015 - Movie Night: The Judge
Take a break from midterm studying and join Tanzania Heart Babies Project at the Global Lounge at 6:30pm to watch "The Judge". There will be free cakes, cupcakes, and hot chocolate!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 - Hold 'Em to Help 'Em
In collaboration with UBC Poker Club, Tanzania Heart Babies Project will be hosting a poker tournament! Come out and play poker and get the chance to win a Drone GoPro, a 32" TV, a Chromecast, or a poker set.
To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591356441077948/

Friday, February 13th, 2015 - (Un)Lucky in Love 
Generoksity and The Calendar are hosting an event at Republic with amazing live music, bands, and best of all...Tanzania Heart Babies Project is the cause in focus! Be sure to buy your tickets, which are only $10! All proceeds go to us which will really help us fund to send Tanzanian children to India for surgery to cure their congenital heart disease! 
Check out the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/839025106139157/

That's all for now!

Tanzania Heart Babies Project 

 

Congratulations to graduates!

Last week a member of our Everest Team, Tyson Peidong Miao graduated from UBC Vancouver with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Tyson plans to travel more this year and then pursue a career in the medical field.
Yet another bright mind we have going in to the medical field and saving lives! We wish him all the best in his future endeavors!
#Neverrest

We have conquered!

We have conquered! The team reached the base camp of Mount Everest and are now back in Namche Bazaar. Here is a stunning shot by team member Juan Leaño with Mount Everest in the background.
We would like to thank all our fans who sent messages, donated and engaged themselves with the initiative so far. 

What started as a small initiative at the University of British Columbia has now saved lives and spread awareness from the Lower Mainland, to the slopes of Everest. Stay tuned for some more pictures and updates!

And now, for a little while, the team will indeed #rest

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Pheriche

Greetings from Pheriche! We're currently stationed in a valley at 4300m. All doing great! Today was our rest day! Some of us decided to walk up to the river bank and try meditation with a stretching session surrounded by the majestic Himalayan mountain peaks on all sides. Some others decided to acclimatize by going on a hike on higher terrain. We're all energized for our great hike tomorrow and ready to reach our next camp at 4900m. More updates coming soon! Until then, Cheers from Pheriche.

Namche Bazaar

Here is a team update from Malaika and Anne-Sophie:

"We've had some of the most exhilarating and exciting experiences in the past 3 days! Landed in Kathmandu, bought our last minute gear and were all set for the scariest ride of our life, the flight to Lukla! Our 20 seater 30 minute flight touched down at one of the most dangerous airports in the world; right in the middle of a cliff.

Today we hiked up 3440m to one of the most gorgeous villages sitting atop a mountain surrounded by the Himalayan range on all sides. Tomorrow we are going to get our very first glimpse of Everest! Super Excited!

Cheers from Namche Bazaar
Malaika and Anne-Sophie

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar

Lukla to Phakding

Today the team fly into the village of Lukla (2,827m) through this spectacular airstrip. They meet their porters here and will hike to nearby Phakding (2,600m), where they camp for the night.

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Arrival in Kathmandu

No team is complete without a selfie taken. Many more of these to come! They are in Kathmandu, acclimatising to the altitude and preparing for the upcoming hike!