Bestoon's Heart Surgery

northern Iraq

Happy During First Tests

Posted on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 00:00 by Simantov_Allalouf

Bestoon went in for his first check-up today, which included blood tests and an echocardiogram. He seemed quite happy and co-operative through it all. He is scheduled to return to the hospital on Friday morning for follow-up tests. If all is well, he will return to the hospital Saturday night after the Sabbath ends, and be admitted for a catheterization to be performed on Sunday. Enjoy a few more photos of Bestoon below!

Bestoon Arrives in Israel

Posted on Sun, 01/13/2008 - 00:00 by Jonathan Miles

This evening at about six oclock, Bestoon and his beaming father cleared passport control at the Jordan River crossing and stepped into Israel. Bestoon is nine years old, and in the fourth grade at his school in the north of Iraq. His father, who is an English teacher, says that when playing Bestoon tires due to his heart condition.

Tonight our Israeli staff member Simantov and his wife Linda took Bestoon and father to Haifa, where theyll stay with an Arab Christian family before reporting to the Rambam Medical Center Monday morning for Bestoons first tests.

Well post on this page the latest details and photos as they become available.