• Healing Little Hearts Around the World

    Healing Little Hearts Around the World.

    We provide hope to children with heart disease from developing countries, regardless of their gender, creed, or national origin.

  • Need


    With approximately 1.3 million children born each year having a heart defect and knowing that 93% do not have access to cardiac care, our goal is to make this lifesaving care available to children everywhere.

  • Empowerment


    We empower healthcare professionals in emerging countries by providing them with skills transfer, state-of-the-art essential equipment as well as supplemental supplies and medications allowing them to treat children with heart disease in their country of birth.

  • Sustainability


    We believe by developing sustainable pediatric cardiac programs and establishing Regional Centers of Excellence in East Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and elsewhere, we will save lives and allow communities to care for their own children with heart disease.

  • Partnership


    To maximize our impact, we partner with Rotary Clubs and Districts around the world, as well as like-minded organizations and global healthcare professionals.

  • Hope


    Since 1975, through our global network of caring, we have provided hope to over 27,600 children spanning 78 countries and 5 continents with the help of our 76 affiliates around the world.

41 Years Service
27,603 Children Treated
78 Countries Reached

Our Mission Healing Little Hearts Around the World

Our mission is to provide hope to children from developing countries with heart disease regardless of their gender, creed, or national origin, by supporting autonomous Gift of Life programs in their efforts to care for these children in need, and coordinating the development of sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery and aftercare programs in select countries, through the empowerment of their healthcare professionals.

News. Updates on Hearts Being Healed Around the World

Read the latest news from Gift of Life Affiliated Programs around the world regarding their impact as they work to heal more little hearts in their region.

of the Month

On behalf of my wife, children and family, I wish to express my profound and sincere gratitude to Gift of life, Rotary club of the United States of America and every individuals  who have contributed in one way or the other to the successful surgery of  my daughter, Bright Etame. 
  I also wish to appreciate Frank Tripodi  and Bernadette Tripodi for the love beyond compare and the support  they gave us.
  You need to see Bright playing with her brothers, Evidence and Praise. She is far more powerful and full of strength. Very intelligent and brilliant. It Is unbelievable.  People are so happy to see her running around tirelessly with great energy.  They are full of praises and  appreciation for you all. We are very grateful…

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Gift of Life international and our global network of caring strive to be a beacon of hope to children with heart disease and their families. Through our initiatives, we are addressing the crisis in the world today with regards to congenital heart disease; the Number One birth defect worldwide. We regularly receive notes of gratitude along with heart warming updates from children and parents who now have hope for the first-time ever. Please enjoy these touching testimonials from our Gift of Life recipients.

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Our Global Network.

We are a Rotarian-based organization that over the past four decades has helped more than 27,600 children from 78 countries across 5 continents receive treatment for their heart disease. Our global network of caring is comprised of 77 Gift of Life Affiliated Programs throughout the world. The majority of these programs are based in Rotary Clubs or Rotary Districts. Through our collaborative efforts, we are healing little hearts around the world who otherwise would not receive treatment.

List of GOL Affiliates

Impact of Your Donation


Could provide regular exams following surgery


Could provide medicines needed to ensure a healthy recovery


Could provide 6 months of nutritional assistance prior to surgery


Could provide one year of nutritional assistance following surgery