Amazed. Inspired. Grateful. That’s how your generosity makes us feel.
Don’t believe me? Just ask the hundreds of children you’ve impacted these past 5 years—like Nivar, Kadeeja, Deeya, and Hussain. Better yet, ask their parents, their school teachers, or their brothers and sisters.
It’s true—in 2012 you’ve helped us save more children in more places than ever before by bringing our Remedy Missions to 5 different cities across Iraq. You’ve helped us launch Remedy Fellowship, the #1 surgical training program in Iraq, providing thousands of hours of essential training for Iraq’s doctors. You’ve helped us save children who were on the brink of death and others who were diagnosed as “untreatable.”
These are your accomplishments. These are real children that you helped save.
And it’s those accomplishments that are leading us to our 300th operation this December!
It’s going to be a beautiful month in Iraq; not just because of what you’ve already done but because of what we have the opportunity to do next.
This Christmas, we’re celebrating the 300 total operations we’ve provided by saving another 300 lives!
Next year we will have the opportunity to double our total surgeries, but we need your help this month to make it happen!
So, to celebrate the exponential ways in which you're saving lives, we're asking for your help to provide the lifesaving sutures, heart patches, and medicines that we need to save the next 300 children.
Please click here to provide these children with the lifesaving heart patches and medicine they need.
Will you act today and help us save hundreds more in the coming months? Just click here now.
P.S. – Our required medical supplies range from as little as $9 to $1,000. And you can be sure your gift makes a difference, because each gift can save a life! They're the perfect way to honor a loved one, friend, or co-worker this Christmas!
|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.|
Look who we just visited!
Deeya’s scar is now over 14 months old, and her mother happily reported that her daughter has started school and is doing extremely well. She used the Kurdish phrase joolay zora, meaning “she moves a lot” to describe how active her daughter has become.
We missed out on that activity during our visit, though, because we arrived in the middle of Deeya’s nap. I’d love to show you a photo of her sweet smile, but sometimes kids just don’t feel it.
Our inclination is to show you extremes: big, beaming smiles or desperately needy faces. But we all know that isn’t a true representation of most kids on most days. We have good days and bad days, but the important thing is the fact that now, thanks to you and our capable doctors, Deeya will actually live to have days, both good and bad!
Her life has been saved, and she is now healthy to be as joyful and irritable as any other child. Thank you for making that possible, and thank you for loving these children with us – even when we show you their groggy photos.
Our upcoming Remedy Mission VII will give you the opportunity to love even more sick children. Join us in counting down to the first day of surgery on Nov 6th!
|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.|