Russian Gift of Life USA arranged for a ten member international medical team from three different countries to travel to the historic city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. This inaugural mission has been years in the planning and is part of a larger strategy to bring cardiac care to children in Russia who are suffering from treatable heart defects. Twenty children are on a waiting list for surgery by the medical team. Liza Vereshinina pictured at left is the first child to be operated by the international team. Her parents are very grateful their daughter's life has been saved.