A thirteen member ICHF team, funded by Gift of Life, Inc. and Russian Gift of Life USA, from six different countries is on the ground in Russia. This second mission is another step forward in bringing cardiac care to children in Russia who are suffering from treatable heart defects. Thirty-four children are on a waiting list for evaluation by the medical team.
The first surgery on March 24th - the repair of a ventricular septal defect - was successful. Six month old Artem is in the intensive care unit and doing well. More surgeries are scheduled for this week.