Gift of Life Metro New York >> Success Stories

Richardson Jean, Haiti

Our first Gift of Life child sponsored this year is Richardson Jean. He arrived on May 15, 2019 from Haiti along with his mother Ones. Richardson’s surgery was made possible by the generous support of the Eastchester Rotary Club. Richardson is just 16 months old and was operated on by the dedicated staff at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital on May 23, 2019. He and his mother were able to return home to Haiti on June 2nd. We look forward to being able to report on Richardson’s progress in the year’s to come. Thanks to the host families Jenny and Washington Saa-Tomala and Tricia Gordon.

Thanks to your support, the Gift of Life Metro NY Chapter is preparing for the arrival of Camilla from Uganda in July and Zoe from Panama in October.

Erda Aliu, Kosovo

Erda was just 3 years old when she came here from Kosava. The amazing Doctors at Maria Fareri Hospital performed surgery to repair a large hole in her heart in December 2014. The operation has helped transform Erda from a quiet, reserved child into a young girl who is very expressive and full of energy.

Jaedan Ramkaran, Trinidad

Jaedan was 2 years old when he came to us from Trinidad. Open heart surgery was performed by the dedicated Doctors at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in August 2013. Jaedan is now 7 years old, without limitations, and is scheduled to return to the U.S. soon for a follow up.

Danna Mendoza, Ecuador

Danna was only 1 year old when she came here from Ecuador with 2 holes in her heart. She had two procedures with surgery performed in July 2017. Danna’s family recently celebrated her one year anniversary from her surgery and look forward to a lifetime of celebrating milestones and her beautiful smile.

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District 7230 Rotary Gift of Life. Inc.
PO Box 132
Elmsford, NY 10523-0132

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