We named our cherished daughter Nadezhda (“hope”) without knowing what was to come. At the maternity clinic, the doctor heard a noise in her tiny heart, and the ultrasound shocked us: congenital heart disease, Ebstein's anomaly. The first attack of palpitations occurred when Nadia was four months old. Then there were eleven more attacks of arrhythmia, each lasting for five or more hours. The supporting medications no longer help, and Nadia has a severe allergy to them. During her last examination, doctors confirmed that our daughter’s condition has gotten worse; her right heart ventricle is almost non-existent. Nadia needs open-heart surgery, but in Russia they won’t do it. Last fall, at an international conference on cardiovascular surgery, Pedro Del Nido, a doctor from Boston Children’s Hospital (USA), examined Nadia. This hospital uses the most advanced technologies to significantly improve treatment outcome. The hospital is prepared to accept Nadia as a patient, but we cannot afford to pay the enormous bill. Please help! Anna Litvinova, Saint Petersburg.
To save Nadia Litvinova, $8,000 is needed.
Pedro Del Nido, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital:
“Nadia’s tricuspid valve cusp is displaced towards the left ventricle, she urgently needs surgery. Our hospital has great experience in the surgical treatment of this defect, the girl has a good chance for recovery”.
The cost of Nadia’s surgery is $69,210. We are happy to report that Rusfond has raised the entire amount needed. Nadia is expected at the hospital in July. However, an additional $8,000 is required for her and her mother’s accommodations, food, local transportation, and other associated expenses for the duration of their stay in the USA. Dear friends! If you want to help Nadia please don't let the cost stop you. Your donation in any amount will be gratefully accepted. You can contribute to Rusfond USA using PayPal or by sending a check made payable to “Rusfond USA” and mailing it to Rusfond USA, 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300, New York, NY 10170. Thank you!
An American Hospital Will Admit Nadia Litvinova in July On May 27th here on this site, we told the story of Nadia Litvinova, a 2-years-old girl from St.Petersburg. Nadia has a congenital heart disease, Ebstein's anomaly. She needs open-heart surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. The cost of the treatment is $69,210. The Litvinov family will also need an additional $8,000 in support during their stay in the US. But the Litvinov family doesn’t have anywhere near this amount of money. The Russian Gift of Life USA and Gift of Life, Inc. children's charities have contributed to cover Nadia and her parents accomodations, local transportation, food and other associated expenses in America. Nadia will be admitted to the hospital on July 29th. Nadia’s family thanks everyone who has helped. Dear friends, please accept our gratitude as well.