Evgeni was born with heart disease. Evgeni is three years old and needed to have his mitral valve replaced. Dr. Gorbachevsky, a specialist in pulmonary hypertension, examined Evgeni at the Bakulev Center. He recommended that he get help soon.
Though the Bakulev Center had accepted Evgeni for open-heart surgery, there were no funds available for the imported valve he needed to save his life. Without an operation, Evgeni will get worse and may not live into adulthood.
Thanks to generous donations to Russian Gift of Life USA's Save A Child Emergency Fund, Evgeni had the open-heart surgery he so urgently needed. He was successfully operated on June 23, 2017 in Moscow. Evgeni's parents, Maria and Maksim, thank everyone who helped save their little boy's life.