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Save A Child from Heart Disease
Please Help Save Milana.

Milana was born with heart disease.


Milana is a five-month-old baby girl. She was the ninth surgery on this trip. Her surgery was performed by Cardiac Alliance’s Dr. Novick and assisted by local surgeon Dr. Bykov. She did well after surgery and was taken off of the ventilator after just three and a half hours. It was not long before she was smiling and playing with her mom and new found friend Marjana!


The Gift of Life, Inc. and Russian Gift of Life USA are helping to fund medical training missions to Voronezh, where Milana was operated. The first mission took place in November 2013.


Milana was successfully operated on February 25, 2016.


Milana had her second operation (previously a PA Band), after an initially uncomplicated surgery, Milana tragically suffered cardiac arrest in the Intensive Care Unit about eight hours postoperatively, from which she failed to recover despite all efforts. She died on March 2, 2017. May she rest in peace.

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