Missions like this wouldn’t be possible without our excellent partners: Living Light International, The International Children’s Heart Foundation, and the local doctors and director of health in Najaf.
Thanks to them, 14 children received heart operations during Remedy Mission XI, and thousands of hours of hands-on training were provided to local professionals. Find out more about their work online here:
And get ready for our next mission with these great people—Remedy Mission XII is coming soon!
Ahmed is prepared for surgery with our visiting cardiologist, Dr. Sri Rao, of the International Children’s Heart Foundation. Photo by Heber Vega
Ahmed’s 5 year battle to obtain his much-needed heart surgery is now a thing of the past after a 5.5 hour surgery that successfully corrected all five major heart defects! He’s now resting in ICU with his uncle who hasn’t left his side since his parents were seriously injured in a car crash this past week. If you haven’t read Ahmed’s story be sure to read it here.
We’ve all fallen in love with Ahmed, there’s no denying it. Today our joy is through the roof as we celebrate Ahmed’s life and the good news that both of his parents are recovering with him a few hours away in their home city!
Ahmed’s heart can now give his body everything it needs to run, jump, and shout for joy, thanks to you!
It’s always an exciting journey to the hospital each morning to see our kids. But tomorrow morning the trip is going to be special.
We can’t wait to see our friend, Ahmed.
Remedy Missions are international pediatric heart surgery teams that we bring to Iraq to to perform lifesaving heart surgeries and develop the infrastructure for the future. If you’re on Twitter this week be sure to use the #Remedy or #RemedyMission hashtag to describe all the good news coming out of Iraq this week via @preemptivelove and @babyheart_org. If you’re on Facebook, “Share” this story with the button below.
Less than 24 hours after surgery Rozha is up walking around and discharged from ICU!
August 16, 2010 by Jeremy · Comments Off
From storied Iraqi roads to a press conference at the regional Ministry of Health; settling into both a hotel and a hospital; and hundreds of rich stories shared and made along the way, today was a great first day of Remedy Mission in Iraq.
Expect video updates like this (click play above or click externally here) every day (that is, every day we have electricity, internet, and water with which to shower on the same day).