Sep 03, 2020 12:15 PM
Rob Raylman, CEO
Gift of Life International

Join fellow Rotarians as we hear from Rob Raylman, the CEO of Gift of Life International.

We are a Rotarian-based organization that over the past four decades has helped more than 37,000 children from 80 countries across 5 continents receive treatment for their heart disease. Our global network of caring is comprised of 84 Gift of Life Affiliated Programs throughout the world. The majority of these programs are based in Rotary Clubs or Rotary Districts. Through our collaborative efforts, we are healing little hearts around the world who otherwise would not receive treatment.

Our mission is to provide lifesaving cardiac treatment to children in need from developing countries regardless of gender, creed, or national origin. Our goal is to develop sustainable pediatric cardiac programs by implementing screening, surgical and training missions which are supported by autonomous Gift of Life programs, Rotary Global Grants and generous donors from around the world.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been forced to postpone several mission trips. We continue to heal the hearts of children in need in countries where local teams are being allowed to operate. We stand ready and committed to mobilize our volunteer medical teams as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, your on-going support is appreciated and greatly needed.