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Please Help Save Slava.

Slava was born with heart disease. He is two months old.

Slava's surgery was the first operation of the second week of the October 2016 medical mission. Slava was also Dr. Bykov's second arterial switch. Slava had had a palliative procedure done as a newborn. 

Slava came off the ventilator on the second day after open-heart surgery, but had some neurological complications - convulsions, which necessitated reintubation. After he was stabilized, he was transferred to the pediatric hospital for further care.


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


Slava was successfully operated on October 24, 2016.

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