There are now 71 Gift of Life programs throughout the world and our club has been a part of it. Gift of Life has treated children from 71 countries on 5 continents.
Gift of Life was founded by Rotary District 7250 with the collaboration of Rotary Districts and clubs around the world.
The 71 GOL Programs and their respective members have treated and saved the lives of more than 15,000 children from 68 countries on 5 continents.
Through generous funding provided by corporations, businesses, civic organizations, foundations and individuals, GOLI has coordinated and provided surgical missions in over 20 different countries. The “Our Hearts Are In…” global initiative focuses on the development of sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery programs in Uganda, El Salvador and Jamaica. These programs are defined by the empowerment of doctors and nurses to care for their own children. Ongoing training, essential equipment acquisition and supplement supply programs have been implemented in these countries to ensure that children afflicted with congenital heart defects (CHDs) can be cared for on a sustainable and reliable basis. Over the past 3 years more than 600 Ugandan, Salvadoran and Jamaican children have been treated under the ‘Our Hearts Are in…’ initiative.