Gift of Life

The Gift of Life program was designed to identify and qualify young children from impoverished areas of the world in need of heart surgery the chance to receive this surgery here in the U.S.

Each of these surgeries costs between $5,000 to $10,000, even with doctors and other medical professionals donating their time and talent. Although this program was highly successful, it was evident that the cost of these life-saving surgeries and money spent to bring these children and their families to the United States could be better used if facilities and medical training for doctors and other medical professionals were available closer to areas in need where more children could be helped through Gift of Life. Rotary District 6960 assisted 600 children in the last year and a half.

Sanibel-Captiva Rotary presented a $5,000 check to Steve Agius for Gift of Life at a recent meeting.

Steve Agius

This $5000 donation will now provide 11 children with medical care under the new Gift of Life program.