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Save A Child from Heart Disease
Please Help Save Tatiana.

Tatiana is thirteen years old. She was born with heart disease.

Tatiana has an atrial septal defect – more commonly known as a hole in her heart. Specifically it's a hole between the wall that separates the upper heart chambers. As a result, blood continues to flow from the left to the right atria. If too much blood moves from the right side of the heart, pressure in the lungs builds up. Options for treatment where she lives are limited. She has lived with this life-threatening defect for thirteen years! In 2014, Dr. Gorbachevsky examined Tatiana during a Russian Gift of Life USA sponsored screening mission. He recommends that she get help soon.

If the defect is not repaired and the hole closed, Tatiana risks heart failure, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary over-circulation, pulmonary hypertension and stroke. Tatiana is from Ulyanovsk, Russia.

Fortunately, Saint Francis Heart Center has accepted Tatiana for medical treatment. Her defect can be closed without the need for open-heart surgery using a device called an amplatzer. But the cost of the medical device, expendable medical supplies, airfare, visas, support for the family, and other associated expenses is $72,850. Tatiana's mother and father are appealing to Gift of Life, Inc., Russian Gift of Life USA and to our partner, the children’s charity Rusfond for help.

Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, will perform the procedure for free and the hospital will donate most of their services leaving $7,850.
With additional support from Rusfond, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, Gift of Life, Inc., and the Russian Gift of Life Emergency Fund $2,850 has been raised.

There is still a shortage of $5,000 for the medical device.
“Please help save our daughter.” – Svetlana Romanova, Ulyanovsk, Russia.

Without this medical procedure, Tatiana will get worse and may not live into adulthood. If you would like to help Tatiana, don’t let the cost stop you. We are almost there. Please give what you can. Your gift in any amount will be gratefully accepted. A young girl needs you. She has nowhere else to turn. With your help we can save Tatiana’s life.

Tanya was successfully treated on May 6, 2014.

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