Charissa, 5 years

NameCharissa Berinyuy (f)
Date of birth21. December 2016
Mother  Teacher
AddressBamenda / Cameroon
CardiologistDr. Cabral Tantchou
SurgeonDr. Charles Mvondo
Surgical intervention€ 5.801,00
Support requested
€ 5.801,00


In March 2022, Dr. Charles Mvondo and his team successfully operated on Charissa's heart. The operation and the stay went without complications. Charissa is now back home, well rested.

The family thanks all donors from the bottom of their hearts!

Special thanks go to Missio Bozen/Brixen, Katholisches Sonntagsblatt and Caritas Bozen, who made the operation possible with the great advent calendar campaign 2021.

Charissa is the youngest of the family’s 5 children and she is also the family’s worry child. Charissa suffered from respiratory distress from birth and has not grown. During a cardiological examination, an open ductus botalli (PDA) and heart-valve damage were detected. Surgery is inevitable.

As a teacher and mechanic, the parents can take good care of the family. For the heart surgery of Charissa, however, the parents would have to spend 3 year’s salary each, which of course is not possible. Fortunately, Charissa can still be operated on!

Thanks to the great “Advent Calendar Campaign 2021” it was possible to secure an operation date for Charissa in March 2022!

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€ 5.801,00 / € 5.801,00

Our thanks go to the following donors

Adventkalender Aktion 2021 Italy € 5.801,00

We thank all MI-DO supporters!