Gift of Life Los Angeles
April 30, 2011
I have seen first -hand what an inspirational organization Gift of Life - Los Angeles is. It never ceases to amaze me how much Brenda Small, the president, has accomplished in such a short amount of time. In 2003 the goal was to save one child's life every year born with congenital heart disease . In 2010 Gift of Life - Los Angeles saved over 100 children's lives and in 2011 will save another 150 more. Gift of Life - Los Angeles goes beyond saving children's lives by training " in country" surgical staffs with medical missions from other countries. In El Salvador alone, 28 children were operated on by their own doctors so far this year! Unthinkable a year ago. It went beyond the walls of the hospital and started a Nutritional Assistance program offering over 100 children and their families food and vitamin supplements so that these children can fully recover after their life-saving surgery. Two destroyed homes were completely rebuilt with the help of Rotary, Gift of Life - Los Angeles and Gift of Life International. They care about each child they save, not just before, but after surgery! Their goal is to create an sustainable pediatric care unit in every country where it is needed if they could! It truly is an amazing and wonderful organization.
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I work with Brenda Small on a weekly basis and I see how much time, effort and care she puts into this organization. I do not think there is a more devoted person or family than the Smalls when it comes to saving children's lives through Gift of Life - Los Angeles.
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I wish more corporations and individuals would donate monies to such a worthy organization. I know as a fact that majority of the monies donated go directly to saving the children.
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Volunteer & I went to El Salvador in 2009 and saw the hopelessness in the eyes of the families that want to help their children live! Many of these children can be saved but there are not enough trained doctors or equipment for these children to be operated on., so t.