PORLAND- Me - Two children from the Dominican Republic traveled to Maine for surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
The Bangor Daily News reported on March 16, 2015 about Crystal age 4 who had surgery on February 13the, followed by Yeremy age 12 on February 27th.
Maine Medical Center did not disclose the last names of the two children. Both surgeries were performed by Dr. Reed Quinn as part of Maine Medical Center's
Pediatric Cardiac Care Fund. Rotary Clubs of Westbrook-Gorham and Portland helped to make the surgeries possible, along with support from many local individuals and organizations. The Rotary Clubs support "Gifts of Life", a program that helps secure life saving surgeries for needy children from around the world. Rotary Clubs help to fund travel costs for the families and provided clothing and support during their stay in Portland. The Ronald MacDonald House provided housing for the families who planned to return to the Dominican Republic on March 11.
Contact John Curran at Maine Medical Center CURRAJ1@mmc.org for more information.Yeremy 12 and Crystal age 4 had heart surgery in February at Maine Medical Center in Portland as part of the hospital's Pediatric Cardiac Care Fund