Now Healing over 36,000 Little Hearts!
Abel from Bolivia has become the 36,000th child treated by the Global Network of Life since 1975.
On behalf of the 9 children treated and their families, we wish to thank Gift of Life Rotary District 7490
Foundation, Gift of Life, Inc. and The Rachel Cooper Foundation for their sponsorship of this lifesaving
mission of hope. Thank you to our visiting healthcare professionals from Italy, New York and Michigan
for sharing your knowledge and skills with the Bolivian team to provide hope to Bolivian children with
Brenda Small is the Operations Consultant at Gift of Life International. She assumed this role in 2012.
Brenda was inspired to help children in need with heart disease after her third child was born with a complex heart defect and underwent successful open-heart surgery in her first year of life. Brenda learned of Gift of Life International in 2006 at which time she established Gift of Life Los Angeles where she holds the position of President. Between 2008 and 2012, Brenda volunteered her time to help with Gift of Life International in addition to running Gift of Life Los Angeles.
From 2012 to 2022, Brenda held the position of Director of Operations for Gift of Life International. Today, she continues this lifesaving work as Operations Consultant. Brenda also implemented the Nutritional Program in El Salvador in 2008 which has now provided nutritional support to more than 250 children and their families. Brenda has traveled with many of the Gift of Life training teams and witnessed these precious lives being saved.