FIRST MEDICAL MISSION TO VORONEZH RUSSIA COMPLETED
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Little Liza and Slava...
Little Liza was born with a complex congenital heart defect called transposition of the great arteries. Transposition of the great arteries is a severe congenital heart defect in which the two large arteries that carry blood out of the heart are connected to the heart abnormally. As a result, the normal flow of blood in the body does not exists and the child does not get enough oxygenated blood. Fortunately for little Liza, the International Children's Heart Foundation conducted a medical mission to Russia funded by Russian Gift of Life USA and Liza was able to receive life-saving open-heart surgery.
Two years ago, Slava was one of fifteen children in Voronezh, Russia who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a very complex congenital heart defect. Two years later, he is the only one of the fifteen children from Voronezh who is still alive. Rusfond, Rusfond USA and Russian Gift of Life USA teamed up to bring Slava to the United States for life-saving open-heart surgery.
Russian Gift of Life USA is committed to developing pediatric cardiac centers, so that children like Slava can be helped right where they live. The first medical mission to Voronezh, Russia took place November 17-30, 2013.
The International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF), Russian Gift of Life USA, and the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Voronezh Regional Hospital have agreed to collaborate in order to improve pediatric cardiac services in Voronezh, Russia. ICHF will send a team of pediatric cardiac specialists to work with the appropriate colleagues at VRH to expand cardiac services. The visiting fifteen-member team will consist of a senior level pediatric cardiac surgeon, a pediatric cardiac anethesiologist, two pediatric intensivists, a perfusionist, scrub nurse, respiratory therapist, six intensive care unit nurses and a biomedical engineer. The visiting team will work side by side with their Russian colleagues at all times providing direct hands on teaching at all levels. The visiting team will provide 24-hour coverage in the intensive care unit and expects to provide life-saving open-heart surgery to ten children.
What all of this means is with your suppport the Voronezh Regional Hospital will be able to help children like little Slava and Liza. Please Help!
To bring a full fifteen-member medical team to Voronezh and save ten children, $55,546 is needed. Please Help!
First medical mission to Voronezh, Russia concludes.
First medical mission to Voronezh, Russia begins.
Gift of Life, Inc. has pledged $15,000 to support the first medical mission to Voronezh, Russia.