PARTNER WITH US AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
TO HELP OUR CHILDREN
Russian Gift of Life USA (RGOL USA), was founded in the late eighties initially as a volunteer auxiliary to the Rotary Gift of Life program, to provide life saving surgery in both the US to children in developing countries. Volunteers provided non-clinical support including transportation, translation, housing as well as emotional and spiritual support to children brought to America for life-saving heart surgery from Russia. The program remained at a grassroots level until philanthropist Kurt Weishaupt starting funding heart surgeries – especially for children from Russia.
Today our work has expanded to supporting surgical training missions to develop sustainable regional pediatric cardiac centers, in areas of need, in Eurasia.
In 1991, RGOL USA was incorporated as a separate, nonprofit entity. To date, RGOL USA has saved the lives of more than 1000 children and supported the training of more than 50 local medical team members.
P.O. Box 403, Sea Cliff, NY 11579-0403 USA