When Ramyar was only a few days old, Ramyar’s family discovered that he had a congenital heart defect. In an echo, they discovered that he had a ventricular septal defect, or a hole between the lower chambers of his heart. This was not of any major concern, and he did not present with any symptoms that needed to be addressed. When he was five years old, he developed an infection that traveled through his blood into his heart. He received a surgery to close the hole mentioned above and to remove the vegetation that had grown on his tricuspid valve due to the infection. Currently his tricuspid valve is not functioning as well as it should, and this valve will need to be repaired in surgery.
Ramyar had his first assessment today, and bravely completed it without fear. He was even showing us how to perform the echocardiogram. Ramyar is now waiting for his surgery in Israel, please pray for his family during this waiting time.
Today we welcomed our new guest from Kurdistan. His name is Ramyar. He is a seven year old gentlemen. Colin and I picked him and his mum up at the airport of Tel Aviv, and brought them with two other new families to Shevet Achim. He is very lovely, friendly and well-behaved.
We are happy that they had a safe flight and landing in this strange country. At the beginning he was very kind and strong and helped us by bringing the luggage to the vehicle. But when we showed him his new room and new living environment, he laid down at his bed and buried his head in the pillow. Now he was very sad and a little bit scared. He misses his daddy so much. When his mum saw this, she started to cry.
Let’s pray for both of these lovely people, that they will have a good start here in Israel, and that they will return healthy to their loving father after a successful treatment.
Ramyar’s first assessment is scheduled for the first day of march.