Friends and Supporters of the Preemptive Love Coalition,
Almost four years ago, I traveled to Iraq as a donor to get a personal look at the work of Preemptive Love Coalition. I wanted to see and experience the stories first-hand—to meet the children who needed lifesaving heart surgeries and to see how I could help. My life has been forever changed.
Since then, I’ve been honored to serve alongside PLC’s Board of Directors as the Board Chairman. In my role, I see the behind-the-scenes ways in which the team is seeking excellence and making difficult decisions. I’m also humbled to hear of the sacrifices that many of you have made to make Preemptive Love successful.
In 2012, with your investments, we have:
—celebrated our 300th operation
—launched work in the city of Fallujah
—established our year-round Remedy Fellowship—the #1 surgical training program in Iraq
—continued our singular work in four cities across Iraq
—strengthened relationships with our excellent partners, The International Children's Heart Foundation, Living Light International, and For Hearts & Souls
As we look forward to 2013, we are making every effort to add 2-3 cities to that mix (Mosul, Tikrit, Baghdad).
As a leadership team we strive to be transparent, accountable, and direct.
I invite you to visit our Impact Page to read Remedy Mission, Annual and Failure Reports.
I also invite you to stay connected to the stories of the children whose lives you are changing. As a father of three young boys, the more I know about the children we serve, the more my heart aches and rejoices. Please take two minutes to celebrate our 300th operation here.
And, of course, I invite you to continue to invest and to make an impact. As someone who personally invests money into this work, I know first-hand how valued and well-spent your gift will be.
Sincerely, David Statham
Chairman of the Board Preemptive Love Coalition