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Four-Year-Old Alexander Has A Heart Defect. Heart Surgery Can Save His Life. Please Help.

Alexander is four-years-old and was recently evaluated by Dr. Gorbachevsky at the Bakulev Center in Moscow. Alexander has been hospitalized for heart issues before. In 2009, he was evaluated in Germany, but doctors there refused to operate because of the complexity of his condition: he has a single ventricle with total atrioventricular valve incompetence and pulmonary hypertension. Without an operation, Alexander's condition will get worse and he will not survive. Please help him become a healthy child.

He was referred to the Bakulev hospital because of severe dyspnea (shortness of breath) and heart failure. Alexander's mother, Anastasia, stays home to take care of him. Alexander's father, Aleksei, works as a fitter in a bodyshop. They live in the Vladimir region.

Emergency funding from Russian Gift of Life, USA helped pay for Alexander's surgery.

Alexander was successfully operated at the Bakulev Center in Moscow on February 13, 2010.

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