Mohammed - quite possibly one of the cutest kids in southern Iraq - is currently resting after his successful surgery!
On our last day at the hospital we found out that Mohammed has suffered through much more than a failing heart; just before he was born his father left their family, and his mother was left to raise him alone.
That's a big deal in a region like southern Iraq.
It's not easy for a woman to take on that kind of responsibility alone, which is why I feel such respect for Mohammed's mother. Like so many single mothers, she worked hard to raise an amazing kid, and she helped get him to the place where his life could be saved. So, as we near the end of Remedy Mission VI, we're celebrating Mohammed's successful surgery, but we can't really celebrate his life without acknowledging the hero who has always stood behind him. We're excited that Mohammed's heart is healing, and he can now grow into a man capable of caring for the woman who sacrificed so much for him.
So from Mohammed, his mother, and all of us - thanks for saving his life!