Remedy has officially finished its second mission in southern Iraq! (Sort of.)
16 children were served over the period of 10 days and thousands of hours of training were given to the entire local medical staff which included scrub nurses, ICU nurses, intensivists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, post-op care nurses, cardiologists, respiratory therapists AND perfusionists. (we literally can’t keep up with the hours of training given – other than knowing it’s WELL into the thousands!)
The reason this Remedy Mission has only “sort of” come to an end is because two members of the ICHF medical team stayed behind to make certain that every last child was taken care of in the ICU and to continue training the local staff.
They will join us in northern Iraq this next week where we will begin our second Remedy Mission in the Kurdish Region of Iraq!
We will continue to follow up with the children served in southern Iraq and will soon publish the medical reports which will include the surgeries performed and their results after the 30 day and 60 day post-op follow-ups.
Thanks to YOU, we’ve completed our second successful mission in the south and the local hospital is one mission closer towards becoming the remedy they need and long to be for the thousands of children in southern Iraq who have been born with congenital heart disease!
You’re making a PROFOUND impact on Iraq!
They can’t stop thanking you and neither can we! You’re the remedy!
If you’re on Twitter this week be sure to use the #RemedyMission hashtag to describe all the good news coming out of Iraq this week via @preemptivelove.