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Gift of Life International

Healing Little Hearts Across the Globe

Over 1.3 million children are born each year with a congenital heart defect and 93% are born in a country that cannot provide them with the needed treatment. Gift of Life strives to bring medical care and hope to these children and their families. Since 1975 Rotarians, healthcare professionals, volunteers and like-minded organizations have provided hope to more than 51,500 children from 80 countries on five continents.

Gift of Life International - Children

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Each child we save is another chapter in our story of how regular people, driven by passion, make a difference in the world. These are the stories of children given a new chance at life, and the stories that inspire us at Gift Of Life International.

Their Stories

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“4 years ago, my wife Rahmah and I welcomed our precious daughter Rahiima into this world. Rahiima was born with a complex congenital heart defect and had life-saving open heart surgery at 2 years. Despite the fact that she is currently living without a pulmonary valve, she is doing
great. She is a sweet and sassy 4-year-old girl. She loves pre-school and playing with her three siblings. We still do not know what caused Rahiima's congenital heart defect or if there was a way to prevent it, but as I sit here today, I realize that we are the lucky ones. Rahiima is here with us and she is thriving. She inspires us as a family and our greatest prayer as a family is for her to live a great and wonderful life and be able to pursue a medical profession and be able to help people in similar complex life threatening situations. We are so grateful to Gift of Life International.”

Rahiima from Uganda

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Discover where Gift of Life International’s teams will be working in the coming days and weeks to treat children with heart disease. There is nothing more worthy of celebrating than saving the life of a child.

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