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How We Help Children

The Gift from the Heart Foundation takes physically disabled children from abroad under its care.

Over the past 20 years, the Gift from the Heart Foundation has helped several hundred children receive modern medical treatments from the highest quality clinics in the United States.

The Gift from the Heart Foundation provides a range of services for local children and teenagers. Every program focuses on supporting parents and creating new opportunities for children to grow healthy.

As the foundation expanded its operations and built a beautiful new Children’s Center, other opportunities arose, including educational workshops for local children and teenagers with and without disabilities and summer camps for children.  

For children from abroad, we help parents prepare and review the application for medical treatment in the United States and ensure its completeness before submitting it to the hospital or clinic.

Once a child is admitted for treatment, we apply for a visa for the child and guardian as well as for discounted airline tickets.

We stay in contact with the hospital and serve as liaisons between the hospital and the guardian and child awarded the treatment.

Upon arrival, we provide all available accommodations at our Children’s Center in Schiller Park, including lodging, food, transportation and translation services for the time of the treatment. Whenever possible, we provide rehabilitation equipment, orthopedics and medicine.

Depending on the availability, the child and guardian are invited to various local events.