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Young, Beautiful and Full of Life, Kanishta Didn’t Give Up

November 4th, 2014

Young, Beautiful and Full of Life, Kanishta Didn’t Give Up


Stories like Kanishta’s inspire us each and every day.

Kanishta was born in Sri Lanka with a congenital heart defect. She tired easily, but never gave up, putting her energy into academics. Unable to afford health care, her condition worsened. She was attending college when her father suggested that she see his naturopathic medicine physician at HealthPoint. It was a turning point in her life. With the help of her HealthPoint care team, Kanishta was referred to cardiac specialists who realized she needed immediate surgery to replace two of her heart’s valves. They helped her qualify for a program to pay for the surgery. Afterwards, she returned to her HealthPoint physician for post-operative care. She is grateful beyond words to have a second chance in life. “If I didn’t have HealthPoint, I’d probably be in heart failure. I’m just so happy to be where I am now.”

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