Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A quick update:

Ruth-Nallie from Haiti - please pray for this sweet baby girl. RN is very sick and needs to come to the United States for care. She has several issues, but right now we're focusing on the fact that she has a heart defect and needs heart surgery. We're SEARCHING for a cardiothoracic surgeon and hospital willing to donate care to sweet Ruth-Nallie. Might you know someone that could help her?

Real Hope for Haiti has sent us information on several children. One of these kids is a darling little boy with a facial mass. He was evaluated by Operation Smile for surgery, but they weren't able to help him right now. We need to get a CT scan and see exactly what is going on - this will cost $300. If you are interested in donating towards this need, it would be very appreciated.

Smile Train, a cleft charity, will be in Haiti in early June 2008. If you know of someone in Haiti that needs cleft surgery - please get in contact with us and we'll help you out with the details. We are very excited by all the help that cleft patients in Haiti are getting.

Operation Smile did surgery on 64 patients while they were in Haiti! ALL of the patients our friend Lori (RHFH) sent for surgery were operated on! They did an amazing job and we are so grateful. They plan to return to Haiti in December 2008.

Here are some before and after pictures: