About Us

The purpose of Gift of Life Italy of New York is to further the cause of world peace and understanding by facilitating free medical services in USA, Italy, and around the world to children suffering from heart disease, regardless of race, creed, sex or national origin, and who otherwise lack access to such services. The Organization pays the participating hospital to cover the costs for the necessary surgical and medication material, and may pay for the transportation and hospitality costs of the child and one parent. Also, the organization pays for airline tickets, accommodation and food, for surgical medical mission teams in hospitals and medical centers around the world. Pediatricians, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, and professional medical support services generously give their time and talents without any compensation.