Our mission

RECOVER Foundation was established for the love of children with congenital defects
and to offer assistance of different kind to the parents of “cardiac kids”.

RECOVER foundation was founded in 2017 by prof. Joanna Dangel and her daughter Katarzyna Kozera.

Prof. Joanna Dangel is a world-famous pediatric cardiologist who built prenatal cardiology in Poland from scratch. She set up and developed the Agatowa US Clinic, which is the biggest referral center for fetal cardiology in the country and where more than 400 new cardiac fetal anomalies are diagnosed yearly. Since September 2017 she has been the Head of the Department of Perinatal Cardiology and Congenital Anomalies of the Center of Postgraduate Medical Education.
She loves teaching, so she has been conducting many courses, seminars and lectures for physicians and students. Apart from her family, she gave her heart to children with congenital heart diseases and their parents.

Katarzyna Kozera is an ostheopatist and physiotherapist. She has been involved in projects which promote physical activity among children with congenital heart diseases since she was a student. She has worked as a manager of successful courses and workshops for many years.

What we believe

We believe that huge goals can be achieved in small steps.
We believe that you can share your happiness, exchange experiences and change the world for the better.
We believe in partner relations between doctors and patients.
We believe in great dreams and selfless help.
We believe that if what you really want something, anything is possible.

Our Leaders

Prof. Joanna Dangel
Prof. Joanna Dangel Founder
Physician (pediatrician and cardiologist), professor of medicine, academic lecturer, traveler.
Mother of identical twin daughters.
The President of the Fetal Cardiology Working Group of AEPC (Association for European and Congenital Cardiology) since 2017.
Recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including :
2015 – 2nd place in the “Forbes Professionals” competition in the province of Mazovia in Poland.
2012 – Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta “for outstanding services in building a civil society, for achievements in professional and social work undertaken for the benefit of the country”
2005 – Umbrella of Happiness “for the hope given to parents of unborn children and for wisdom and obstinacy in overcoming the hardships of treating the smallest of human hearts”
Katarzyna Kozera
Katarzyna KozeraManager
Ostheopathist, physiotherapist, coach, young mum.
She gained her education in Poland and abroad (Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Spain), taking part in many fellowships, courses and scientific conferences. Together with her husband, she runs the BUSHIDO sport club: www.bushido-centrum.pl.
2017 – Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Descriptive and Clinical Anatomy (PhD)
2012 – University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Physiotherapy (MA)
2011 – University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Physical Education (MA)