Project #37 | Training for Medical Teams in Iraq
Our partnership with Preemptive Love Coalition
One Day’s Wages partnership with Preemptive Love Coalition helped to fund a “Remedy Mission.” This two week intensive program focused on providing over 5,000 hours of training to local medical teams. Additionally, it provided lifesaving pediatric heart surgeries to over 13 Iraqi children. The funds raised through this matching grant were used to purchase all of the medical supplies and disposables that were used during those two weeks. Through these Remedy Missions, PLC is encouraging and empowering local health professionals so that Iraq will soon have multiple pediatric heart surgeons and heart centers.
“We can fix Hama’s Heart.” That has to be the best thing I’ve heard all mission. But for Hama’s parents, that’s the best thing they had heard in 8 years. That’s how long they had been waiting to find someone who could and would fix Hama’s heart defect. What they had heard these past 8 years had been statements like: “We don’t know how to fix this.” “The only way you can save Hama is if you leave Iraq.” “Even if we knew how to save him, there are hundreds waiting in front of him for this same surgery.” “I’m sorry.” Being able to watch 8 year-old Hama get carried into the operating room was nothing short of exhilarating. But watching their son being carried into the O.R. isn’t what Hama’s parents have waited 8 years for. No, they’ve waited 8 years for their child to be carried out of the O.R.—without a heart defect. Hama’s 8 year wait for a surgery was over.
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our children’s health fund.