Mariam is four months old from the Gaza Strip. She is here in Israel with her mother, who has been diligently caring for her day and night. Her diagnosis is Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries, which means that the two main arteries carrying blood from the heart are in switched positions. Usually children with these defects are operated on urgently during the first few weeks of life.
Mariam received her first heart surgery when she was just two months old, which involved an Atrial Septectomy and placing a PA Band, all done at another hospital in Jerusalem. She was brought to Sheba Medical Center in search of a surgical procedure.
The hospital would like to operate on her next week, as soon as there is availability for her to stay in the hospital. Please pray for Mariam as she waits for her surgery date, we all hope it is soon.
Mariam has four other siblings, two boys and a girl, all waiting in Gaza for her return. We learned that another sibling in this family passed away after heart surgery. Please pray for Mariam to have peace and for her family to have hope in Christ.