"It always seems impossible until it's done." —Nelson Mandela
We ended 2012 celebrating the 300th surgery since our beginning in 2007! As we begin 2013, we are looking forward to 300 more before the end of the year.
This year we aim to double the number of children we have helped in just ⅕ of the time. We will also double the number of cities we are working in and double the amount of education and training we are able to provide—daunting goals. But, really, it doesn't seem too daunting after the mountains we've already scaled together.
There was a time when sending Iraqi Muslim children to Israel seemed like it would never work. Then there was the fatwa that called for our punishment and death for sending those kids to Israel.
Becoming a full-service, turn-key operation by sending children to Turkey once seemed impossible.
Our dream of hosting surgery teams inside Iraq to operate and train locals took years to realize and seemed more than a little crazy when the country was falling apart around us.
And even after we successfully brought these teams to cities all over the country, the idea of replicating it in an historically difficult city like Fallujah seemed even crazier.
But, with your help and with the help of our excellent partners, we've accomplished all of those things—and now we're headed back to Fallujah again.
Remedy Mission XV begins this week. The first step of our journey toward 300 more surgeries begins now!
We promise it'll be worth your while.
For the impossible,