Grandmothers; they'll pinch you, they'll squeeze you, and they'll always hold you tight.
Our recent screening mission in Dohuk saw a constant stream of grandmothers caring for their newborn grandchild as the weary mothers rested. And for that, I salute them. They are truly fantastic women!
A Kurdish grandmother poses with her grandchild after learning the child was free of any heart defects.
A Kurdish Yazidi grandmother rewraps her grandchild after the child's screening—no heart defect found!
These grandmothers were incredible at caring for the newborns. This one kept her grandchild distracted during the screening.