Amy Scheel works with us in Gulu, Uganda and when she came across a little boy named Opio, her heart broke for his broken heart. She made it her personal project to help his family raise the funds needed for his surgery and post-operative care.
Christian was a little boy who needed life saving heart surgery, and received it last February. He stole our heart with his big eyes and smile and his mother became a dear friend to us all. Sarah was a nurse, but had to quit for a while because Christian was so sick. (Christian has three siblings, too.)
Meet Allan, Victoria, Lordrick, and Noel. Four children who could barely walk and would not survive. Four children who now can run and play and live a full life. All between the ages of 3 and 5, these children had around one-half the oxygen circulating in their bloodstream as a healthy person typically has. (Healthy oxygenation rates are between 95 – 100 percent; these children’s rates were 65 %!) Because they lacked the oxygen for normal activity, these children spent most of their time in a squatting position—this had the effect of forcing blood back to their lungs to help get oxygen.