Welcome Ayan to Israel

Having landed in Amman yesterday, Ayan and his mum and three other Kurdish mothers and babies traveled today with Jonathan to the border crossing with Israel, where co-workers Sebastian, Alena and I picked them up and brought them to our community home in Jaffa.

It was a fun time. We enjoyed getting to know these moms and babies.

Ayan has been diagnosed with d-TGA, transposition of the great arteries, in Kurdistan. His mother shared that when he was born, his oxygen level was zero. He was taken to the cardiology doctor, and when he was two days old, they performed a catheterization which opened a hole in his heart to help some oxygenated blood flow around his body.

Ayan is the only child of his parents, and is very precious. Please pray that he will safely receive the life- saving surgery he needs here in Israel and for his mother also to feel confident and loved here.