We are Lucy and Daniel and we have taken the leap of faith to step forward to raise the money for Reem’s surgery! We always read the Sunday email updates and empathise with the children and families written about and pray for them, but Reem really grabbed our hearts and we felt called to do something specifically for her. Our own daughter, who is now a healthy 11 year old, had a lot of health problems when she was younger (although nothing as serious as heart failure) and I know the terror of seeing your child on oxygen and being rushed to hospital. We are very blessed in this country to have the NHS and therefore don’t pay for our medical care, and we wanted to ‘pay forward’ the blessings we have received over the years for our own children by raising the money for Reem.
The day that we were really battling over whether we were the right people to do so (having never attempted to raise this kind of money before and not wanting to let anyone down) I came across a quote by Mother Theresa which I think was God’s way of telling us to just trust in Him and go for it:
“Do you want to do something beautiful for God?
There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.”