Gift of Life - 9 Year Old Ukrainian girl will have life saving heart surgery on LI - Rotary District 7255 and Gift of Life Long Island with Gift of Life International and several others are making a difference in the life of girl from war-torn Ukraine. Polina is Gift of Life’s most recent child, unable to receive necessary care in her home country of Ukraine due to the ongoing war.Through our ongoing partnership with Gift of Life International, CEO Rob Raylman was able to make arrangements to bring Polina to the states for her life saving surgery. Dr. Levchuck is of proud Ukrainian decent and will have the distinct honor to perform Polina’s surgery this July, 2022.
Emceed by Arnold Quaranta, A fund raising Gala was hosted On June 15th,  honoring the work of Dr. Sean G. Levchuck, MD., the Director of Pediatric Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Levchuck has been a partner with Gift of Life for over twenty years. Dr. Levchuck was joined by two very special guests, 8-year-old Polina Shchepaniak and her mother, Kateryna. Harry Miller, Robbie Donno, several Gift of Life leaders and Board members , several Rotary clubs from Rotary District 7255, Rotary District Governors & PDG's,  supporters, donors and media were in attendance.
The event was graciously covered by several media - Newsday, abc7ny, News12 and several others.
With the continued support of throughout the pandemic, Gift of Life Long Island has the ability to participate in six Rotary grants, contributing $95,000 towards treatment of 1,241 children all over the world. 
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