Friday, June 17, 2011

Raul FINALLY has approval!

Sorry for taking so long to update everyone on the latest happenings of the Medical Advocacy Team. We got great news yesterday from one of our dedicated volunteers that has been working on helping Raul for a year now... remember his story HERE... well he finally has approval to come to the US for life saving medical care.
Caroline is currently raising funds for his plane ticket. If you want to read more about Raul and his journey, please visit this link:
Help Support Raul

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Finally... an update on Brown!

I am so sorry for taking so long to get this update done.
Brown is doing very well. He had his surgery a few weeks ago in February. Very soon he will be getting his prosthetics and then he begins therapy. His "new legs" will last 2-3 years. Doesn't he look amazing?
We are very grateful that he has a wonderful host family caring for him during this life changing time in his little life.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Brown update

Brown is now with his host family!
Thank you all for your prayers
and donations towards the airfare.
Its amazing to see him finally HERE.
He will be having surgery in January.
They will amputate one leg below the knee
and they will keep the ankle of the other leg
which will help Brown as he learns to walk.
His prosthetic legs will be put on in
surgery with the hope that he can
start walking ASAP.
Thank you to our great host family
for your patience in waiting for Brown to
arrive and for your lovely update!



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brown Update

Browns ticket has been bought!
Thank you everyone for donating to this cause.
He will be arriving in the USA very soon and we will post updates and pictures during his time here.

Sorry we have not been doing a good job at keeping the blog updated. We have a LOT of children waiting for medical care and we are having a hard time finding the time to even devote to finding the care for the children in need. And then when we do have hours to spend (spread between several volunteers) we are finding it very difficult to find care for the children. Some of the children need care closer to home, while others are waiting to come the USA. Either way- finding the care is difficult.

We appreciate your prayers for the waiting children and their families!
More soon...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Help Needed


It's time!!

Sweet little Brown is ready to travel to American for life-changing medical care but the the MAT and his referring organization needs some help with the cost of his plane ticket. It looks like his ticket from Liberia to Chicago is going to be about $2,000.

Could you help with a few dollars to get this precious little one here?

Donations can be made right here on our blog (right hand side bar) through paypal or let me know if you'd like to send a check and we can arrange that as well. Please make note in paypal that the donation is for "Brown's ticket".

We will keep you updated on Brown's progress.

Please keep him in your prayers!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lots of updates

Sorry for taking so long giving an update. We have been blessed with hard working new and old volunteers and have had a recent influx of referrals from Haiti, Liberia and East Africa of children who need medical care desperately. We are working on updating the side bar to show the current children that we have waiting to come for medical care (but this will take several days.)

Heart Patients:
We had several children waiting for heart surgery from Haiti. We have been unable to get updates on these children since the earthquake in January. Please keep them in your prayers.

Haiti:
We have several new referrals from Haiti and some older referrals that have been waiting for a long time. One recent referral is a baby with a brain tumor. This child is not doing very well and his family has had so much loss in recent months. Please pray for them!

Liberia:
We still need cardio thoracic surgeons to help with the children who have caustic soda poisoning and neurosurgeons to help with two little ones who have hydrocephalus and need VP shunts.

East Africa:
We have several little boy babies waiting for specialists!

Raul in Romania:
Caroline was able to get Raul (baby with EB) approved for charity care and she is now waiting on Romania to process his approval to come over for medical care. Please keep this situation in your prayers.

Ermane from Haiti:
Ermane is doing well however he will need several more surgeries and his time here has been extended greatly. His mother has to return to Haiti this week so that she can start getting their lives back together post earthquake- she hopes to repair or have a new home soon and start her business back up. Ermane is feeling OK about staying without his Mom but certainly this is going to be difficult! Please keep them in your prayers as well.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Raul from Romania

One of our volunteers, Caroline, has been in Romania helping at an orphanage for quite sometime now. She was really moved by one babies plight for life and has been working on raising funds to bring back life saving medical supplies for him. She is also working on getting charity care lined up for him in the USA.

Raul has one of the most devastating diseases, here is a little more about him from Caroline:

Raul was born in October 2009 as part of a set of twins, both affected with a genetic skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa. EB causes skin to blister with even slight pressure or friction. Sadly, Raul's twin passed away at one month old due to complications. Raul was moved to a nearby clinic at five months old, which is where he is currently living. Due to his condition, Raul requires painful daily bandaging and wound care. The only supplies available locally are harsh on his fragile skin, so I am raising funds to continue to supply wound care items from the U.S. Over the last few months with the international bandages I have seen him become a smiley and alert little boy, despite his condition. There is no cure, or even treatment, for EB, but these bandages give his skin a better chance at healing and help to prevent new wounds. Please help me to continue to provide these much needed supplies!

If you are interested in donating to this cause please visit: http://www.giveforward.org/raul/

If you have medical supplies to donate here are some of the items that are needed prior to her leaving on the 25th are:
skin layers, telfa, non-stick gauze, gauze rolls, etc.

To read more about Caroline and Raul you can visit her blog at: http://tutovababies.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

URGENT NEED

The Medical Advocacy Team is in urgent need of a host family in Cleveland, Ohio or within a few hours who would be willing to host Ermane and his Mom for the remainder of the stay that they have in the USA.
The current host family (my mother) is coming here to visit soon and the 2nd host family has had a terrible emergency and won't be able to host them.

Please pass this on to anyone you know
Thanks so much!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ermane's Big Flight

http://agapeflights.wordpress.com/
Check out this link to view a video of Ermane flying.
Thanks so much Agape Flights for helping to bring
Ermane and his Momma Marie to the USA.
Agape is a wonderful organization doing big things for Haiti.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Host family for Haiti