Sixteen-year-old Evgeni Anashkin underwent surgery on December 6th at Saint Francis Hospital. Dr. Sean Levchuck performed the life-saving procedure. He emerged from the operating room to the visitor's lounge and told Evgeni’s mother, Marina, that everything had gone well and that the hole in Evgeni’s heart has been closed once and for all.
Evgeni was discharged the same day and is recuperating at Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Evgeni’s family is very grateful for all the support and are relieved that their son is now able to live a healthy life.
Evgeni is pictured trying out new headphones at the Apple store two days before his operation.