Baby from Mongolia has life-saving surgery in San Antonio

Baby from Mongolia has life-saving surgery in San Antonio
February 18 01:28 2015 Print This Article

SAN ANTONIO — A 10-month-old baby from Mongolia just had a life-saving heart surgery here in San Antonio all thanks to a new partnership.

Baby Tuvshintur was born with a hole in his heart. His mother couldn’t find him help in Mongolia, so she took to the internet and found HeartGift.

HeartGift has teamed up with the UT Health Science Center, and University Hospital to provide free life-saving surgeries to like ‘Baby T.’ And five weeks after his surgery, he’s full of life. His mother says now she is having a hard time keeping up with him.

“He’s now very active and very busy,” said mom Battsetseg Ganbaatar. “He moves a lot. He just, he’s not giving me some break. energizer.”

‘Baby T’ and his mother are set to go back home to Mongolia this week. She says maybe one day he’ll become a surgeon.

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