Advance educational opportunities for students in the field of medicine
Facilitate obtaining additional opinions on medical diagnosis
Improve the quality of medical care by facilitating access to medical resources, expertise, and information
Saloni Heart Foundation envisions a world in which patients can receive accurate diagnosis and highest quality medical care
How it all started
We are parents of Saloni Seth - North Star of our family, Sun of our Solar system. Saloni was born with a congenital heart condition in New Delhi, India. We had all the resources - access to best hospitals, doctors and insurance to take care of her. But, when we took the fateful decision of putting her life in the hands of a very reputed Pediatric Cardio-Thoracic surgeon, little did we know that this surgeon had no training to do the Pediatric Ross Kono Procedure (Open Heart Surgery) he had convinced us to do on Saloni's little heart. We trusted him while he and his team kept us in dark about the unsuccessful surgery, and Saloni lost time. After literally knocking on hundreds of doors, we got guidance from none other than the legendary, Dr. P. Venugopal (Ex-Director of AIIMS, New Delhi), father of Cardio-Thoracic surgery in India. He advised us to meet with Dr. V Mohan Reddy from Stanford Children's (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital), USA who was visiting India in 2011. We were fortunate enough to gather resources to reach Stanford Children's hospital in the US. Dr. Reddy and his team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford performed a corrective surgery on Saloni and saved her life, giving us 7 golden years with Saloni! While we were able to save her life, most of the damage to Saloni's heart was done - first because of the unsuccessful surgery and second because of delay in corrective treatment. We are determined to not let that happen to any other parent. During our journey to save Saloni's life, we connected with the world's best Cardiologists and Cardio-Thoracic surgeons in the world. We have been fortunate to get the blessings from some of these doctors at Stanford and UCSF Children's to help parents like us get the best and timely consultation for their children.
Saloni Heart Foundation is an effort to connect parents of children with special heart with the world's best Cardiologists and Cardio Thoracic Surgeons. Parents can now get consultation from them to get the best treatment in India or US.
We believe Parents of children with special hearts are entitled to the best consultation in the world, to save their child's life