Last Fall The Hoboken Rotary Club held a Gift Of Life Gala to honor Litsky PR for their support and raised the funds to host a Child for a life saving heart surgery,  Thanks to those who generously supported the event 
 
We are expecting a CHild from Bolivia and is slated for a September arrival.   The delay is due to Passport and Visa requests.
 
Upon arrival,  the child will be hosted and stay with Nancy Morrison & Gregory Visconti, in their Weehawken residence,  Your assistance, support, invitation, meals and visitation of the host child and Guardian  are in integral part of the success of this CLub Project.
 
 
The story of The District 7490 Gift Of Life Foundation is quite remarkable in itself.    In 1986, Our District Governor and other Rotarians, began the program in Northern N.J. and founded the “Rotary International District 7490 Gift of Life Foundation”.  Currently, over 550 children have been hosted by our District for life saving heart surgery, over 200 surgeries have been sponsored in other countries, we conducted a Cardiac Medical Mission in Vietnam in 2006, in Honduras in 2007, and have just completed another successful mission to Vietnam, in January, 2009, providing life saving heart surgery and catherization procedures to 34 children in one week.
 
Children who come to the United States with heart defects are usually referred by physicians or participating groups in their home country to Rotarians of Rotary District 7490 Gift of Life Foundation who forward their medical information to participating hospitals. Doctors and hospitals receive a nominal fee of $6,000 for the valuable services they render. After cases are approved for surgery by attending physicians, they are assigned to local Rotary Clubs, Interact Clubs or auxiliary organizations. They in turn provide any additional funds for medical care (prescriptions, etc.) and host the child with a parent while they are in this country. The monies needed to finance the program are raised by the Foundation, individual Rotary Clubs,  other individuals and organizations.