Idrees’s Parents Take Part in Financing Their Son’s Surgery
December 7, 2009 by Jeremy
Idrees Yusuf’s family does not have a lot of money. Having visited their house in the volatile city of Kirkuk, I can personally vouch for their meager mode of living. Still, they have stepped up to our challenge to take part in financing Idrees’s surgery alongside our donors and Buy Shoes. Save Lives. customers in America, Europe, and throughout the world.
As Christmas approaches and you give these donations and gifts on behalf of Idrees, you can take heart that you are not giving a mere hand-out. You are helping a family who has chosen to see Idrees’s heart problem as their problem and is working on all fronts to make sure they participate in the surgical solution.
Their portion is not going to be nearly enough to get the job done. In fact, it will probably only cover airfare and accommodations. We welcome your help. And Idrees needs your help. But not as a hero who swoops in to save the day. Instead, Idrees needs your help as one who affirms his parent’s sacrifice and comes alongside.
This is not welfare. This is development.
|Idrees is slated for surgery in January 2010. We will be collecting money for his life-saving surgery throughout the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. What a chance to make a profound difference in the life of a child and his family!|
Donate the amount of your choice to Idrees by entering it in the field below. All donations made before January 2010 will go to help the Preemptive Love Coalition send Idrees (and any others in his group) to life-saving heart surgery.
|Jeremy Courtney lives and loves in Iraq as a co-founder and Executive Director of the Preemptive Love Coalition. He's also the father of two spectacular children, and married to the lovely Jessica Courtney. When not absorbed in PLC work he can be found writing songs and singing about hope and future. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @JCourt.|