We are delighted to report that after a long hiatus, our small but mighty Ear-Nose & Throat surgical team was cleared to travel to the Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania a few weeks ago. Thanks to a generous donation of equipment from Storz Medical and supplies from MAP International and Americares, they provided our medical team with long-awaited specialized hands-on airway training and operated on 25 kids in desperate need of care. A special shoutout to Jen's Cafe Bars who supplied bars for the medical team to sustain them during long surgical days.
While one team was at work mending kids in Tanzania, another from the Philippine Heart Center in Manila deployed to an underserved part of the country to provide training and cardiac procedures to underserved children whose families could not afford the care, let alone travel to Manila. 18 kids had their lives saved. This week the team is in Marawi City and Cagayan de Oro planning to mend 18 more hearts.
Last but not least, 2 children in our Individual surgical care program have received care in the U.S. and in India.
As Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday (November 30) approaches, We are so grateful to all of you who have stood by us.
Please keep our kids in your thoughts as you plan your end-of-year giving.
Their lives matter.
Grateful, we are mending kids.