First day on the ground in Voronezh, Russia for the Novick Cardiac Alliance medical team. The Gift of Life Inc., Russian Gift of Life USA, and renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. William Novick are collaborating to improve the care of children with heart disease by developing children’s heart centers abroad. This mission is the eighth surgical training mission to Voronezh, Russia since the project began in 2013.
The medical personnel at the Voronezh Regional Hospital have identified many little children to be examined and operated on during this two week mission. Several complex surgeries are planned and families are anxiously waiting in the children's ward to learn what can be done for their son or daughter, who suffers from congenital heart disease. Russian Gift of Life USA is proud to help fund this lifesaving mission.