President Jahjaga commended Mr. Raylman and Mr. Belegu for their engagements in provision of help to the children of Kosovo suffering from heart problems, and offered her full support to the continuation of their noble mission of curing the children in need of medical help.
President Jahjaga emphasized the need for medical help to be provided by the health institutions of Kosovo.
Executive Director of “Gift of Life International”, Mr Robert Raylman, informed President Jahjaga with data related to the current number of children treated for cardiac problems to day, which is currently 40 children. He added that these days another 100 other children will undergo the check up, and it is expected that 20 to 25 of them will commence their treatment at various clinics worldwide.
Rob Raylman is the Chief Executive officer for Gift of Life International. He assumed this role in 2008.
Rob is a life-long resident of New York State. He graduated Hobart College in 1984 with a BS in Political Science. Over the years, he worked for US Senator Alfonse D’Amato and held the position of Vice President for Browning-Ferris Industries (at the time, the second largest international solid waste company in the world). In 2008, Rob created the position of CEO for Gift of Life International. Since then, he was visited 38 countries on 5 continents to build the Gift of Life Global Network of 84 affiliates. During Rob’s tenure with Gift of Life International, 30 affiliates have been created while over 35,000 children have received care for their heart defects.
Rob focuses on strategically building bridges between Gift of Life programs, foreign Governments, Rotary Clubs and Districts, like-minded organizations and hospital administrations in order to address the Global Crisis of congenital heart defects.