Steve Leonard, MD, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, along with seven-year-old patient Deborah Kisakye, her mother Miriam, and interpreter Ruth, were all featured guests on Colorado and Company with host Denise Plante this morning. Colorado and Company is a local magazine show that airs weekdays LIVE in Denver and across Colorado on Channel 9 from 10-11 a.m.

Deborah now has hope for a better future after receiving her second critical open heart operation—a life-saving procedure that is not available in her own country. The successful operation was performed at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children on Oct. 31, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Leonard and Samaritan’s Purse’s Children’s Heart Project.

The family is scheduled to fly home to Uganda today, in time for Christmas. Kudos to Dr. Leonard and the entire medical team! 

Below is a link to the segment.