Twelve Children Saved on Kemerovo Medical Mission
The team, led by Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr. William Novick, operated on twelve children during the course of the two week mission. The children, ranging in age from four to ten months, are all doing well. Of the ten thousand children born each year with heart defects, only one third are ever diagnosed. Half die before their first birthday. This mission marks another milestone in the Kemerovo Cardiac Center's ability to save these children.
Nine-month-old Igor Mironchikov with a local fellow and nurse
by his side.
Six-month-old Milana Karkavina recovering after open-heart
Six-month-old Victoria Shredina, recovering from open-heart
surgery, poses for a photo with members of the ICHF team.
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