Exciting News! Dr. Sable and his medical team leave today for Uganda on their first trip of 2015!
They have been crazy busy with arrangements but the adrenaline from knowing what important work lies ahead is keeping them going. The supplies and equipment are boxed –over 1,000 pounds worth and the team will be bringing it all to Dulles Airport this afternoon.
All told, 20 team members will be in Uganda to perform heart surgery, catheterizations and Rheumatic Heart Disease research. Dr. Sable will also be meeting with the Ugandan Prime Minister on Tuesday to seek additional funding for pediatric cardiac care.
Over the next two weeks, the lives of close to twenty children will be saved. A few of the likely candidates include Claira, Effain, Christain, Lincoln, Justine and Peace. Dr. Sable recently said: “One of the greatest joys in my life is to witness the transition of a child whose lips are dark blue from lack of oxygen and can’t walk across a room who then sends me a picture looking like all the other children playing soccer just a few short months after surgery.”
We’ve been promised photos and updates throughout the trip and will keep you posted so you can see the tremendous impact Heart Healers International is having in real time! Stay tuned and visit the website often!