Purpose of Rotary District 7090 Gift of Life Inc.
The Gift of Life, Inc. of Rotary District 7090 is a humanitarian program of the 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 with 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 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.