Two Weeks Away From Surgery, Leah Continues to Grow and Develop
July 5, 2010 by Esther
from Preemptive Love on Vimeo.
In a week and a half Baby Leah goes to surgery!
Those words bring so much joy to my heart because they signify the new life that successful heart surgery will give Leah.
Since the last time that we visited Leah, she has continued to grow and develop – rolling over with ease, bouncing off her mother’s lap, waving at others and attempting to hold herself up on her hands and knees.
This little girl, whose birth defects have threatened to steal her life away, now has the opportunity to have that life transformed because of the combined efforts of Turkish heart surgeons working to restore peace with their set of surgical tools along with the willingness of donors like you.
Leah is one of 4 Iraqi children that will be traveling to Turkey on July 18 for heart surgery because of your involvement and desire to combat the unnecessary deaths of children born with congenital heart disease.
Click HERE to follow Leah Ibrahim on Twitter as she gets ready for surgery.
|Esther Perez, a PLC summer intern ('10), is spending this summer managing the daily blog and telling the stories of Iraqi children affected by congenital heart disease. The die-hard Texan loves spending her time learning local languages, talking about soccer and swimming.|