Moustafa’s parents spent years scouring hospitals across Iraq in search of someone who could fix their little boy’s heart.
Doctors eventually told them that he had no hope in his home country and that they needed to go to India, which meant Moustafa would never receive surgery since his parents could never afford to send him abroad.
But thanks to you Remedy Mission is here, and Moustafa is finally receiving his heart surgery!
In many ways, Moustafa is pretty similar to the other 6-year-old boys I know. His father, mother (who’s always by his side), and older brother all love him very much. He’s energetic and loves to play – especially soccer. But unfortunately I didn’t get to meet Moustafa at the park, or at his school. My first glimpse of him was in the children’s ward of a hospital awaiting surgery.
But all that has the chance to be fixed starting right now, and I’m eager to hear good news of a successful surgery. Keep reading for updates!
February 19, 2011 by Cody · Comments Off
Alawi was taken into the Intensive Care Unit where he’s one step closer to receiving what we hope to be a fully corrective heart surgery!
Two things constantly amaze me during Remedy Missions.
The skill and care of the doctors and nurses and the bravery of these children.
Alawi’s one of the bravest I’ve met so far.
As Alawi was carried into the ICU and began treatments, you could tell that he felt uncomfortable but there was something in his eyes that made me think he knew that all of this was going to make him stronger.
Maybe it was the way he sat straight up and patiently waited as they began prepping him for surgery or the way he pushed the nurse’s hands away from the oxygen mask and held it over his mouth by himself, breathing in and out. As he took deep breathes of the oxygen coming from the mask his eyes would dart around and he would shift on the bed when something hurt or made him uncomfortable.
Other times his eyes would squint as his cheeks raised, revealing a grin under the clear mask.
I could only grin back as I told him I’d see him after he the doctors fix his heart.
Brave Alawi’s one step closer to the remedy and we can’t wait to see that grin again!
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