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Save A Child from Heart Disease
Please Help Save Arina.

Arina is four years old. She was born with heart disease.

"Arina was born prematurely, with bilateral fetal pneumonia. She spent her first month of life in the hospital. She was discharged home and fell ill again. She was taken to the regional hospital. There they found Arina had heart disease, an aneurysm (which is an abnormal protrusion of the thinned portion of the heart), and an atrial septal defect. Arina is sick every month. She barely gains any weight. She learned how to walk, but quickly loses strength and has shortness of breath. Surgeons at the Tomsk Cardiac Center have offered to close the defect without cutting open her chest. This is our best chance, because Arina is very weak. Please help us pay for the operation! I am a nurse at a rural hospital, and no longer on maternity leave. My husband is a driver on a farm." Yulia Anashkina, Altai.

UPDATE 05/14/2015
Tomsk Pediatric Cardiologist, Professor Victoria Savchenko says, "Arina has clear signs of pulmonary hypertension, she needs endovascular closure of her atrial septal defect."
TOTAL COST = $5,042.00

Arina was successfully operated on July 9, 2015.

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