GIFT OF LIFE
In a country where universal health care is not provided by the government, and millions of people are living below the poverty line, the Gift of Life project offers children born with congenital heart disease. These are rare heart diseases resulting from an abnormality in the heart that is present at birth: such as valves and vessels not being properly formed or holes between the chambers of the heart being present.
Close to 200,000 babies are born with congenital heart disease in India every year and it is believed the majority of these children do not survive.
Thanks to the efforts of foundations established by Amma in North America, the goal of raising one million dollars to complete the surgeries is now been reached and now more than 350 have children have received open heart surgery per year. The Indian government, has recognized this a great project and now are also supporting this.
Many children die each year in India because they have no way to receive life-saving surgery. Each surgery costs approximately US $3,000, however donations of any amount can help save a child’s life and are greatly valued.
Each and every donation counts toward making a difference for critically ill infants. Sharing in this blessing is your gift to the world.