Gift of Life

Gift of Life is a Rotary International District 7090 Project that was created 20 years ago.  It is a humanitarian program of Rotary clubs in Southern Ontario and Western New York to provide life saving open-heart surgery to children from infancy to 21 years of age who have congenital heart defects.  The program is available to children, regardless of race, color, or national origin, provided that they meet the financial need criteria.  Many of the children come from Third World underdeveloped countries where the medical facilities for providing life saving open-heart surgery are non-existent. 

Without such a program, these children would not have any chance of living beyond their teens.  District 7090 is most fortunate to have two hospitals that provide this service to Gift of Life, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. To date, there are 41 Gift of Life programs in 41 Rotary Districts worldwide united under the Gift of Life International.

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