Save A Child from Heart Disease
Please Help Save Daniel.
Daniel is seven years old. He was born with heart disease.
has an atrial septal defect – more commonly known as a hole in his
heart. Specifically it's a hole between the wall that separates the
upper heart chambers. As a result, blood continues to flow from the left
to the right atria. If too much blood moves from the right side of the
heart, pressure in the lungs builds up. Options for treatment where he
lives are limited. The boy is almost eight and this defect has not been
If the defect is not repaired and the hole closed, Daniel risks heart
failure, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary over-circulation, pulmonary
hypertension and stroke. Daniel is from Agranom, Russia.
Saint Francis Heart Center has accepted Daniel for medical treatment.
His defect can be closed without the need for open-heart surgery using a
device called an amplatzer. But the cost of the medical device,
expendable medical supplies, airfare, visas, support for the family, and
other associated expenses is $72,850. Daniel’s mother Marina is
appealing to Russian Gift of Life USA and to our partners, the
children’s charity Rusfond for help. Marina is a single mother and works
as a hairdresser.
Dr. Sean Levchuck,
Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, will perform
the procedure for free and the hospital will donate most of their services leaving $7,850. With
additional support from Rusfond, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island,
Gift of Life, Inc., and the Russian Gift of Life Emergency Fund $2,850
has been raised.
There is still a shortage of $5,000 for the medical device.
“I want to bring Daniel to America to save him from heart disease. Please help me.” – Marina Kosinova, Agranom, Russia.
this medical procedure, Daniel will get worse and may not live into
adulthood. If you would like to help Daniel, don’t let the cost stop you.
We are almost there. Please give what you can. Your gift in any amount
will be gratefully accepted. A little boy needs you. He has
nowhere else to turn. With everyone’s help we can save Daniel’s life.
Daniel's life-saving heart surgery was
successfully performed on March 19, 2014.