Save A Child from Heart Disease
Please Help Save Akim.
Akim was born with heart disease.
Akim is a 1 year old baby born with a ventricular septal defect or hole in the heart. His surgery was performed by Dr. Bykov and Dr. Greznov. Baby Akim was breathing on his own just five hours after his surgery.
Akim was discharged from the intensive care unit two days later. During recovery, Akim gave staff some great smiles.
Gift of Life, Inc. and Russian Gift of Life USA are helping to fund medical training missions to Voronezh, where Akim was operated in February 2016. The first mission took place in November 2013.
Akim was successfully operated on February 17, 2016.