1995: Save a Child's Heart was founded

Save a Child's Heart exists today because of the vision, passion, and boundless energy of the late Dr. Amram "Ami" Cohen.

An excellent surgeon, an inspiring leader, and a warm and caring person, Ami was the driving force who created Save a Child’s Heart and turned it into an important contributor to children’s health worldwide. In 1988, while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea, the head of the international organization of Save the Hearts approached Dr. Cohen. The organization was sending orphaned and indigent Korean children to western countries for medical care that was not locally available. Dr. Cohen was so impressed with the concept that he requested and received permission from his superiors to participate in the program.