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Never Forgetting the Heart  Giving with love

The "Heart" Fund is a free and hassle-free process of providing transportation, accommodation and surgery for the families of children with heart disease, led by the University's Local Cooperation Office and raised by alumni of the School of Overseas Education, with the collaboration of the University, the government and the hospital. The aim of the fund is to help children with heart disease in areas supported by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Local Cooperation Office, such as Eryuan in Yunnan.

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The “Heart” Fund not only establishes an open funding mechanism, but also standardises and normalises the process of targeted donation – screening – surgery – hospital visits – follow-up visits. Every time a project is carried out, information on the recipient’s family situation, medical reports and treatment costs are released to the donor simultaneously, allowing for all-round supervision and full transparency of the process and results.

Signing Ceremony of the “Heart” Fund in 2014

From 2014 to 2019, a total of 68 children from poor families have been rescued, with the average cost of surgery at RMB 40,000. After many years of efforts, ERYUAN has been able to provide comprehensive intervention and control for children with precocious heart disease. The 10 children who came to Shanghai this time included six children of Bai and Yi ethnic groups, the youngest of whom was half a year old and the oldest six years old. They arrived in Shanghai on 23 June and were admitted to the paediatric cardiac surgery ward of the Chest Hospital, where they underwent a comprehensive examination from 24 to 27 June and began surgery on 28 June.

In addition, Shanghai Syntrans also donated RMB 1,200,000.00 (one million two hundred thousand yuan) to the “Heart” Foundation during the visit, and will donate RMB 300,000.00 (three hundred thousand yuan) per year over four years from 2019 to 2022. The road to good never stops.

With the help of the “Heart” Fund, the sick children have been treated one by one, and seeing the children regain their lives, Chairman Shen expressed his pride and joy in participating in this public welfare cause, and will continue to devote himself to public welfare in the future to bring hope and help to more people.

Vice President Fan Xiaohong and Chief Doctor Wang Xiaozhou gave a detailed introduction of the situation before and after the surgery. The representatives of the alumni and the families of the affected children highly praised the medical and nursing staff of Chest Hospital for their exquisite skills and passionate work, and hoped that Chest Hospital would become better and better and benefit more heart patients. Chairman Shen and the delegates highly praised and affirmed the school and hospital’s management of the “Heart” Fund.

On July 3, 2019, Mr. Shen Yan, Chairman of Shanghai Syntrans Group and Honorary Chairman of the Overseas Education College National Association, visited Shanghai Chest Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University to visit the poor children helped by the “Heart Fund” jointly initiated by Mr. Shen Yan, Chairman of Syntrans, and the alumni of the Overseas Education College, and asked about the children’s He also asked the children about their post-operative conditions. In the paediatric cardiac surgery ward of Chest Hospital, Chairman Shen asked about the treatment, recovery and family life of the children with pre-heart disease.

The parents of the children shook Mr. Shen’s hand and kept expressing their gratitude, as well as their appreciation to Mr. Shen and his Shanghai Syntrans Group for their kind donation, which enabled the children to receive timely and free treatment.

Staff representatives visited the children after the operation in Erskine