"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.