We Pray for Cyrus…

Cyrus - Children's

FCI asks for your prayers for Cyrus! Notifies you of changes. This has been a week we will remember forever sadly

Important Announcement

FCI provides medical and surgical services in the United States to indigent Iranian children, usually in Minnesota. We do not provide financial assistance, nor do we or can we send funds to Iran as a matter of US law and mission. Reminder: Due to lack of funds and ongoing obligations to existing patients

New Hope for Daryoush!


We are ecstatic to report that Daryoush is now cancer-free! And he has a beautiful new prosthetic eye


Founded in 1991, the Foundation for the Children of Iran (FCI) helps arrange life altering treatment for Iranian children. Using a worldwide network of volunteers, including world-renown doctors willing to work on a pro-bono basis as well as incredibly generous donors, FCI provides services to as many children as possible who would otherwise face death or diminished quality of life. FCI is a registered charity based in Bloomington, Minnesota and incorporated under the 501(c)(3) rules of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  

Patient Updates

We Pray for Cyrus…

FCI asks for your prayers for Cyrus! Notifies you of changes. This has been a week we will remember forever sadly. Our volunteers, friends and doctors and nurses have been doing all they can to help and provide care and comfort to Cyrus as his body fails him. We have known and loved him most of his precious life and today hope for the best as his mother and father go through what no mother or father should endure. We have received word Princess Yasmine has stepped down as a board member... 

Cyrus is Better!

After months of oxygen therapy, we’re happy to share some good news…Cyrus’ body is responding. He is not out of danger, but he is improving. Bravo Cyrus!  

Cyrus, Elaheh and Bijan Patient Updates

We’re pleased to report that our precious patients who have received medical care from the skilled surgeons here in Minnesota are doing well. Here’s a brief update about three of them. Cyrus  Our dear Cyrus recently returned to Minnesota for another repair to his heart. Due to the narrowing of one of his blood vessels after his initial surgery, he had blood leaking into his abdomen. Because of the complexity of the first heart surgery, Cyrus needed to come back to Minnesota... 

Elaheh and Dr. O'Niell

New Patient Elaheh

Our most recent patient is Elaheh, a beautiful 17-year-old young woman. Two years ago Elaheh became victim to a random act of violence – a bomb exploded in a public gathering place. She survived the explosion, however she lost a leg. Thanks to the talented Dr. Owen O’Neill and Dr. Chris Boosalis, she is receiving corrective surgery and is being fitted for a prosthetic; this treatment was not available in her home country. Stay tuned for more information and updates.  


New Patient Davood

Our most recent patient is Davood, a precious 2-year-old boy. He was born with a profoundly debilitating condition called bladder exstrophy-epispadias. Surgery should have been performed 3 days after his birth but wasn’t for reasons we do not know or understand. Two years later, after reaching out to the Foundation, he finally had his surgery. Thanks to the amazing Dr. Shukla, Dr. Aliabadi and Dr. Sundberg at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Davood’s...