During his visit to Tashkent in May, French cardiac surgeon Dr Olivier Baron performed open-heart surgeries on six Uzbek children with congenital heart conditions. Dr Baron also examined and provided consultations to over 60 children, including those who had previously undergone cardiac surgeries by French doctors.
The foundation’s surgery programme was put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic as it was difficult to provide surgeries which required doctors and patients to travel. In the second half of 2022, You Are Not Alone aims to fund more projects to help provide quality healthcare and educational opportunities to underprivileged children in Uzbekistan.
“Covid-19 made many philanthropic initiatives more difficult with vulnerable people suffering the most. Fortunately, we were now able to resume our activities by providing life-saving heart surgeries to children in Uzbekistan. We are grateful to Dr Olivier Baron and all other surgeons who work with us to provide children with the care they need,” said Lola Tillyaeva (Till).
“Giving back is a way of investing in our common future. We strongly believe that helping children achieve their full potential by providing them with healthcare and educational opportunities is the best way to invest in a better world for all,” Timur Tillyaev added.