Meet Polina Shchepaniak, from Ukraine

Pictured is Polina Shchepaniak (right), a recent recipient of life saving heart surgery, and Dr. Sean Levchuck (left), the Director of Pediatric Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital who completed the surgery on Polina.

With all that has been going on in Ukraine, the Gift of Life, Inc., the Gift of Life Long Island, and the Gift of Life International collaborated to bring Polina (nine years old) and her mother Kateryna to New York to perform life saving heart surgery.