Testimonials

Testimonials

Heart warming stories.

Francis

Francis

Hi Sir Rob, I hope this update finds you well. We arrived home still overwhelmed over how things turned out. With the cancellation of Francis’ surgery due to the shrinking of the hole in his septum, we are now more excited than ever for him that he can begin to experience life without being easily …

Christopher

Christopher

Good day Rob Raylman, Allow me to share Christopher’s milestones after the cath surgery. His health is amazing. The last time we went to the hospital was to visit Dr.Lubega for review early this week.The first photo of him was while he was admitted to the hospital and the one of him in a blue …

Jayden

Jayden

Watch Janice speak of her journey with her son, Jayden and how Gift of Life International helped her along the way. Through their journey, she helped create Li’l Brave Hearts, a support group for families who have children with special needs in the Philippines.  

Allan

Allan

Dear Rob, Thank you and Gift of Life SO very much for everything you have done. We enter 2017 joyfully with a child who we were certain in 2016 wouldn’t make it much past this time. Our NGO was introduced to Alan’s family even before Alan was born.  Alan’s sister, Jesca, was 4 at the …

Sheira

Sheira

Before, we thought that we would just wait for the day…but now, we know that we will be doing a log of memories with her. With heartfelt thanks, Sheira’s family

Ximena

Ximena

Thanks to God and to you, through this operation, my beautiful Ximena is a happy and healthy girl. She is growing and playing like other children. Thank you for the food each month, which we appreciate very much. You are like an angel to our lives and we are forever grateful for your love and …

Bright

Bright

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 …

Keffene

Keffene

Millions of miles away and distance cannot stop Gift of Life International from healing little hearts for the needy children. It has been a long time that my daughter suffered from congenital heart disease – Tetralogy of Fallot. She is Keffene Rose Buhisan, 15 years of age from the Philippines. I found GOLI through the …

Ericarry Beaubrun

Ericarry Beaubrun

Today mark to one year surgery anniversary of my son, Ericarry Beaubrun, and I wanted to take the time to once again thank the team who operated on him back then and the overall organization for the support they have provided my son with during that journey. It was a true blessing for having the …

Johanna

Johanna

It melted my heart when Johanna says “Auntie Carmen, I don’t do huh.. huh.. huh.. anymore” motioning to her breathing. She is doing so well and has recovered amazingly. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done to make the surgery possible.  I’ll send a couple photos from my phone. Johanna in her broken …

Tendo

Tendo

Hello Rob, I hope this finds you in good spirit. i want to congratulate you upon making it to 2011 and that the festive season was full of happiness and joy and I hope that this year too brings moreblessings in your life. I am by the names of Robert Mukiibi (Tendo’s brother), aged 25 …

Yuvraj Manoo

Yuvraj Manoo

Words cannot adequately express our profound thanks and deep gratitude to the Roxbury Rotary for putting all arrangements in place for the medical care of our eight year old son, Yuvraj Manoo, who was awaiting for some time the completion of an urgent and complex third phase “Fontan” procedure At a time when it was …

Maria Benitez

Maria Benitez

I hope that all you are very well and that this New Year is full of benedictions and big achievements. They have past already two months from last time that I wrote, and the life continued his course, My small daughter finally began to the school, in the fist with a few of problems in …

Akam And Sara

Akam And Sara

Dear All, Here are the updates of Akam and Sara: Akam did very well this past week. He left the hospital last Saturday and had an appointment with Dr. Kal on Tuesday, who gave him the clearance to go home. Akam and his mother happily left this morning on an RJ flight back to Suleimaniya. …

Alexander Parra

Alexander Parra

Aortic valve repair on Tuesday April 28th, walked out of ICU on Friday may 1st “Frank, this child is dying.. we have to operate.. Rodrigo Soto, ICHF volunteer cardiothoracic surgeon from Santiago de Chile said to me on wednesday in the first week of the ICHF mission – I went to see him – and …

Amela Zadeja

Amela Zadeja

In 2003, Amela Zadeja, then a nine-year old girl from Albania, was sponsored by the Rotary District 7230 of the Bronx, and received surgery at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Amela’s case was brought to the attention of the Rotary by the Albanian American Women’s Organization. Amela’s surgery was a great …

Angel Jose Fernandez

Angel Jose Fernandez

A 2 month old baby boy from Santiago de Los Caballeros, Cibao Region, Dominican Republic, was the first surgery of the April 2009 mission to Dominican Republic, and can be called a lucky child. As the ICHF team (from Chile, UK, and USA) arrived on 18th April, Angel had been, just two days before, admitted …

Austin Paul

Austin Paul

The Rotary Club of the Bronx and Pelhams was most pleased to sponsor the surgery of Austin Egberuare. A bright and happy three old, Austin came to America with his mother Gloria. They were the guests of host family Meg Charlop and Richard Powers. Here is an account provided by the Rotary Club: Our Gift …

Boroka Palfi

Boroka Palfi

Here is the picture of Boroka Palfi from Transylvania. She is 7 years old, the youngest of three siblings. Her father is a reformed pastor and university professor. She would not live long without your help (a heart surgery) that she WILL receive next week, thanks to you. Since she can”t do it, I would …

Dariel

Dariel

4 year old boy Operated on 22nd April 2009 for aVSD – a hole between the two main pumping chambers of the heart. This defect causes too much blood to flow to the lungs, making the heart have to work harder to supply blood to the body – and if untreated will result in increasing …

Estephany Arrayo Santiago

Estephany Arrayo Santiago

aged 7, the youngest of the children Lives in the Moca, in the Cibao Region 1 hour away from Santiago. First diagnosed when she was 1 year 5 months old. Operated on 22nd April 2009 for an ASD – a hole between the two collecting chambers of the heart. This defect causes too much blood …

Frandy De Jesus Martinez

Frandy De Jesus Martinez

11 months – from Santiago When first diagnosed with heart defect 15 days after birth, mother had notices she was blue since birth but the Doctors at A.G. diagnosed her two weeks later. When did they know they were going to have surgery 1 month after birth the parents were told about the foundation and …

Phil Lustig

Phil Lustig

It is May 25th and after months of planning, negotiations and some frustration we at last had an arrival date and time for our latest Gift of Life child. Marie Chandrika from Trinidad is arriving today with her mom Radha at Miami International Airport I picked up Radha and Marie at Miami International Airport early …

Gabrielina Sosa

Gabrielina Sosa

1 year 8 month from San Francisco de Macoris a town about 2 hours outside Santiago Was diagnosed with a heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot at age 15 days.One month after she was born the family heard about the ICHF visit and was given great hope because of this and strength to deal with …

Jorge Crispin

Jorge Crispin

1 year 3 month old boy who was diagnosed at 1 month and 20 days with a VSD, a hole in the heart. Initially it was planned that Jorge would have surgery at age 2 years, but Dr Juan Ramirez saw that Jorge would need earlier intervention and told the family that an ICHF team …

Maranathalie P. Balitaton

Maranathalie P. Balitaton

Dear Sponsors, On behalf of all the parents and children who became part of all your sponsorship our deepest gratitude. We are very much thankful that there are institutions like GOLI, GOLP and RCMW who helped us for the pda operation of our beloved children. In return expect us that we will take care and …

Maria

Maria

My Dear Friends, I hope that everybody are very well and in this Christmas you have enjoyed them of a lot of peace and together love friends and That the new year is full of benedictions and successes for each one of you. Maria is very well and in the school she has a lot …