Members of the Rotary Club of Memphis East are changing the lives of children throughout the world. Through Gift of Life Mid-South, a project founded by the Rotary Clubs of District 6800, children with congenital heart defects who have limited or no access to health care are afforded medical treatment at premier pediatric facilities.
To date, the Rotary Clubs of District 6800 have partnered with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and various Memphis organizations to give 47 children a new lease on life.
Below is an excerpt from a letter sent to Gift of Life Mid-South from the family of a child who underwent a successful heart surgery at Le Bonheur:
“We will always remember the amazing miracle we experienced in the beautiful and hospitable city of Memphis. It is inconceivable how blessed we have been by God, who gave us the opportunity through Gift of Life to travel to one of the most prestigious hospitals in the U.S and get open heart surgery for our only child. There is no doubt God is using your organization and your volunteers to make real miracles happen and change the course of families’ lives. We will be forever grateful for your dedication and compassion to heal our daughter, and we encourage you to continue the amazing work you are doing.”