Visitors in Iraq find PLC caring for little Heran herself & not just treating her as a project
October 7, 2009 by matt
Heran underwent a successful surgery last February, and yesterday’s follow up visit indicates continued improvement. She was all giggles as she played with Ruth, a PLC Family Advocate, by hiding her keys and showing off her English homework.
But the doctors have told her she has to gain weight in order to be eligible for a much-needed second round of surgery. Only further visits and checkups will tell if or when she’ll be eligible.
Being first time visitors, my wife and I were eager to experience PLC’s follow up process with the kids. On the practical side, these visits are for monitoring the kid’s condition pre- and post-op, but we also saw a relational aspect to it that goes beyond just a simple checkup or examination. We knew PLC was passionate about caring for Heran’s heart, now we know they’re also passionate about caring for her.
|As Communication Director, Matt Willingham spends most of his time trying to get the word out on PLC's work in Iraq. On the side, he likes reading stories, devouring the great food his wife cooks up, and DSLR camera work. He's also mildly obsessed with Twitter: @mehtin.|