Ilham's Heart Surgery

Kurdistan, northern Iraq

In Jerusalem!

Posted on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 22:56 by Sarah Powell

Ilham and her mother have arrived at our home in Jerusalem! They left their home before sunrise this morning, had a brief stop with Jonathan's family for lunch in Amman, and got to our home in Jerusalem after sunset. Tomorrow, Ilham will have her first exams in the hospital in Israel.

On the Way

Posted on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 16:38 by Sarah Powell

Ilham is a ten-month-old little girl from Kurdistan, northern Iraq. She was born with a Vetricular Septal Defect (VSD), which means that there is a hole between the left and right chambers of her heart. This allows for her oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood to mix, resulting in her body receiving less oxygen than it should. We hope that she will be able to join us here in the near future to have the hole in her heart closed up surgically.