Rotary Club members applaud Elida Oropoza and her daughter Milagrosa Silva, 8, Tuesday at a Rotary Club lunch in Estero. Silva, thanks to the Rotary Club, will be receiving life-saving heart surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital on Friday.  The two were flown in from Venezuela by the Rotary Club of Estero to receive the surgery. Silva was born with only one ventricle and without the surgery, she would not make it to her teen years.

Photo by MICHEL FORTIER, Daily News

Rotary Club members applaud Elida Oropoza and her daughter Milagrosa Silva, 8, Tuesday at a Rotary Club lunch in Estero. Silva, thanks to the Rotary Club, will be receiving life-saving heart surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital on Friday. The two were flown in from Venezuela by the Rotary Club of Estero to receive the surgery. Silva was born with only one ventricle and without the surgery, she would not make it to her teen years.

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