Gift of Life Mid-South is a Rotary-based project that provides life-saving heart surgery to children who suffer from congenital heart defects. These children come from third world countries that lack the facilities and expertise to perform this life saving surgery.

How It Works / Our Partners

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital provides the necessary medical care for the children.  FedExFamilyHouse provides an amazing place for our children and their families to live while in Memphis. Rotary Clubs in District 6800 and a host of volunteers provide support with transportation, meals, and other daily tasks—our guests are treated like “family” when in Memphis.


The mission of Gift of Life Mid-South is to further the cause of world peace and understanding by facilitating free medical service to children suffering from heart disease and other similar or allied diseases, regardless of race, creed, or national origin, and who would otherwise lack access to such services.