Written by on February 20, 2017

World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has partnered with a Caribbean hospital and charity to bring free cardiac care to children in the Philippines.

Via his Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, Manny Pacquiao joined forces with the charitable organization Have a Heart Cayman Islands and hospital Health City Cayman Islands – which specializes in chronic and acute cardiac care.

Based in the Philippines, the Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation is a nongovernmental organization that assists with medical care, education, and shelter and relief needs.

Have a Heart Cayman Islands works with local and international organizations to subsidize and provide lifesaving heart surgeries to needy children from the Caribbean and around the world.

The partnership came after Pacquiao – who is a senator in the Philippines, visited Grand Cayman and toured the hospital. He said he was impressed with the commitment of the medical staff at Health City, saying they spend so much time at the hospital that they hardly go home.

Health City’s CEO, Dr. Chandy Abraham, expressed his appreciation for Pacquiao, saying the partnership supports the hospital’s mission of high quality, affordable care for all.

While Chairman of Have a Heart, Harry Chandi, called it an honor to partner with a living legend to bring life to many future legends across the world.

Manny Pacquiao announced that the first two children requiring heart surgery will soon travel from the Philippines to Health City Cayman Islands and more will follow later this year.

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