February 11, 2012 by matt · Comments Off
Remember super-sad-faced Hamma?! He’s getting surgery now!
I spent much of the day running in and out of the operating room to check on him. His father kept poking his head in from the hallway and whispering, “Psst! Mister! Photo Hamma?”
I felt like an image delivery boy with all the running back-and-forth, but letting Hamma’s dad ‘watch’ his son’s progress through surgery was extremely rewarding—at one point he even side-hugged me!
Here are a few of the photos I showed dad throughout the day:
(The boy isn’t alone here, the nurse just stepped away from the window)
As you can imagine, each picture I showed them brought on strong emotions, and by the end of the day his parent’s eyes were bloodshot from lack of sleep and crying. But the doctors report that the surgery is going well.
More to come…
January 18, 2012 by Cody · Comments Off
I got to the hospital this morning only to find out Ali had just been wheeled into the operating room for surgery.
I went to see how Ali’s mother was doing and she was surrounded by a group of women—all with enormous smiles on their faces. I asked why they were all smiling and they said it’s because Ali is getting his heart fixed!
12 years of waiting for a lifesaving heart surgery…I’d be all smiles too!
Ali should be coming out of the operating room within the next few hours. We’ll let you know how it goes!