February 21, 2011 by Cody · Comments Off
This morning Alawi got the heart surgery we’ve all been waiting for!
Local doctors and nurses – alongside the ICHF team – took a minimalistic approach to his repair, seeking to do as little “trauma” to his heart as possible. Unfortunately, after surgery, it seemed the minimalist approach wasn’t holding as well as they hoped. They decided to perform an even more robust correction that would make Alawi even stronger than he already was.
So Alawi went yet again into the operating room just as bravely as he went into his first operation.
Alawi’s a reminder of what we’re committed to – we will do whatever it takes to make each child and each Iraqi doctor and nurse into the healthiest child and most-skilled doctor or nurse they can be.
Hoping for the best still never makes it easy to watch a child go in for surgery.
We could not do this without you! You are our heroes and you inspire us to keep going so much! Stay tuned to get the latest update on Alawi from the ICU via our Facebook Page!
July 5, 2010 by Lydia · Comments Off
This is the outside of a pharmacy here in Iraq, I love how beautiful the script is! They are so different from pharmacies in the US but just as necessary.
Last week we were honored to have some of the excellent medical staff from the Anadolu Medical Center in Istanbul, Turkey make the trip to our office in Iraq to work with us on a few current and future initiatives. Among our agenda for the week:
The video above represents one of our agenda items for the week! In coming days we hope to post a photo narrative about the amazing alumni banquet and a story from local media about the Turkish delegation and PLC’s peacemaking agenda with them.
Don’t forget to push PLAY above to watch hope and life in motion!
Author Gail Perry Johnston is concerned that in our country, where hundreds and hundreds of diet books are produce each year, we continue to grow increasingly gluttonous. Her contention is that most diet books have one major flaw: they are still all about food and the dieter.
This book is about as far away from that M.O. as is imaginable. Her new book, The Social Cause Diet, is all about getting the attention off ourselves and onto to helping others. She maintains that “volunteering is good for your health.” On the menu is an entry by PLC’s very own Cody Fisher.
March 18, 2008 by Jeremy · Comments Off
We met both Arya and his mother in the hospital with big smiles on their faces. His heart is doing well and he is considered to be in good health. Tomorrow Arya will undergo one last minor operation to fix his right thumb, which has a small deformity. He will be returning home soon!