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01-27-2009, 12:47 PM
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From what I know, the money Kovalev raises goes to Gift of Life Russia, a part of Gift of Life International. Certainly the DVD money went to that foundation, anyway.
That early experience made Kovalev aware of the problems facing youngsters, particularly in less developed countries. He has been associated for many years with Gift of Life Foundation International, a group that promotes child health around the world.
"When I became involved, the mortality rate for children who were born with heart defects in Russia was very high," Kovalev said. "Gift of Life Russia raised money so that very young children could be brought to the United States or Canada for surgery they couldn't get at home. Since then, four clinics have been established in Russia."
I'd be shocked if the money wasn't being put to good use.
Well, on oct 1st the foundation was still unofficial.
I'm not trying to dig for dirt, just to find if anyone has some reliable info on the topic.
I realise that neither Kovy or the doctor involved are trying to use the money in inadequate ways, and I also know firsthand that in the Eastern Europe charities sometimes have to go the "unofficial approach" in order to be effective if they wat to avoid being drowned in papers and "taxed".
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