5 year old Scarlet Melissa Undergoes Heart Repair

Scarlet Melissa, a sweet 5 year old girl from Honduras, needed a heart repair. Soon after her arrival she was operated on at St. Joseph’s Hospital by Dr. John Nigro. Melissa’s operation turned out to be a “text book procedure’. Her host family fell in love with what they called their cutie-pie. She recovered rather quickly and was able to return home in just 7 weeks after her arrival. Although Melissa’s parents in Honduras were extremely happy and grateful to see their little girl back again, her host family in Arizona was almost wishing Melissa could have stayed longer with them.