Save A Child from Heart Disease
Please Help Save Dasha.
Dasha is fifteen months old. She was born with heart disease.
Dasha has an atrial septal defect and pulmonary stenosis. Dasha and her family are from the city of Pervomaisk, Ukraine. They fled from their home in July 2014 due to fighting in the region.
"We left when the bombing started. Dasha is so sick, I needed to get her help. The doctors in Ukraine said I was to blame for her heart defect. We came to Moscow and then to Nizhny Novgorod, where my sister lives. We have been given refugee status. I am grateful that the international team was able to see Dasha, confirm her diagnosis, and put her on the schedule for open-heart surgery." Halina Vinnikova, Nizhny Novgorod.
Nizhny Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Ilya Chistakov says: "Dasha needs open-heart surgery to close her atrial septal defect."
Dasha had open-heart surgery at the Nizhny Novgorod Cardiac Center.
Dasha was discharged from the Nizhny Novgorod Cardiac Center and can now live like other children her age. Dasha's mother, Halina, thanks everyone for helping them in their time of need.
Generous donations in honor of Sonia Kishkovsky and Nicholas Sluchevsky’s wedding helped to fund life saving open-heart surgery for little Dasha.