"I turn to you with hope and pleading that you save the life of my son, "writes Larissa Omelchenko, Spring, 2000.
* * * Photos and list of the children having received surgeries in Lviv * * *
Operation CHILD CARDI©-CARE UA (OpCCCareUA) is the Ukrainian Gift
of Life, Inc. (UGoL) program to arrange heart surgeries for children
with certain heart defects that can be corrected within
CARDIO is a unique organization founded in
conjunction with the Red Cross Society of
SPONSORING CHILD’S SURGERY: Individual donations, memorials, churches, schools, or civic organizations in America have become sponsors for the surgery for a specific child in Ukraine through the UGoL program, Operation CHILD CARDI© -CARE UA.
UGoL provides sponsors with an information sheet about a child, a letter
requesting assistance (and exhibiting need) from the child’s family and,
usually, a picture. All children have
been examined and their cases reviewed by medical professionals agreeing that
surgery can be provided in
UGoL advisors review surgery cost and authorize payment of expenses. UGoL transfers funds to
CARDIO foundation for surgeries at
§ UGoL communicates to sponsors updates regarding surgery date, surgery completion and recuperation of child.
§ Ongoing communication among surgery sponsors and the child’s family is encouraged. Translation of correspondence is provided, when necessary.
For more information about OpCCCareUA, you can read 10-year old Serhiy’s story in Press Releases.
For more information about sponsoring a child’s surgery, contact us.