These were just a few of the positive reactions we got after our first surgical mission to Najaf, and we're finally going back!
Developing heart surgery centers—and development in general—takes a lot of investment, time, and effort. One two-week mission, while good, just wasn't enough. We'll need many more if we're going to bring these centers fully online.
We're in this for the long-haul.
So this will be our second surgical mission to the Holy City of Najaf, and we're eager to meet the children and their families.
There is one child we've already met, though: do you remember Hussain? This sweet little boy missed his chance at a lifesaving surgery over the summer, but he's getting another shot soon!
In fact, he's #3 on our 'to-save' list. Meet him (and say hello by posting a note or photo) HERE, and stay tuned for more updates on Hussain and his friends in Najaf.
The mission starts the second week of September!