Save A Child from Heart Disease.
Please Help Save Five Year Old Kirill.
Kirill is a five-year-old boy with a life-threatening congenital heart defect. Endovascular
surgery can save his life.
Kirill has a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), more commonly known as a hole in the heart. Options for medical treatment where he lives are limited. If the PDA is not closed, Kirill risks heart
failure, bleeding in the lungs, problems with lung development, or
endocarditis (an infection of the inner lining of the heart). Kirill is from the Lipetsk Region of Russia.
Fortunately, Saint Francis Heart Center has accepted Kirill for medical treatment. His defect can be closed without the need for open heart surgery using a device called an occluder. But the cost of the medical device used to close the hole, expendable medical supplies, airfare, US visas, support for the family, and other associated expenses is $72,850. Kirill's family is appealing to Gift of Life, Inc., Russian Gift of Life USA and to our partner, the Rusfond children's charity for assistance.
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 $6,350. These funds will allow Kirill to come to the US and have a chance at a new life without heart disease. He will be able to live like other boys his age.
Kirill was successfully operated on May 18, 2016.