Four-Year-Old Dimitry Has A Heart Defect. Open Heart Surgery Can Save His Life. Please Help.
Dimitry is a precocous four-year-old child. You’d never know he had a life threatening heart defect. Dimitry is shy at first, but then he lights up. He's a quiet boy, who is very well behaved. He also has a heart defect. Dimitry needs open heart surgery to have a valve in his heart replaced. Without the surgery he will not likely live long.
Dimitry's mother and father made the long journey from Russia with him.
Emergency funding from the Russian Gift of Life, USA covered Dimitry's travel expenses to the Mayo Clinic.
Dimitry was successfully operated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on March 22, 2010.