Lozan's Heart Surgery

northern Iraq

Lozan To Hospital For Tests Thursday

Posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 00:00 by Philip_Saa

Tomorrow morning I will take Lozan to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa for her blood tests. She will leave the hospital the same day and return to the Shevet family apartment where is she and her mother are staying with two other Iraqi families. We will return on Saturday evening to the hospital in preparation for her catheterization on Sunday morning. This will clearly demonstrate the anatomy of her heart in preparation for surgery.

Grinning Lozan Reaches Jordan En Route to Israel

Posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 00:00 by James_Peterhoff

Eight-year-old Lozan has a permanent grin on her face. She is the only child of her mother, and was born in Kurdish Iraq, the same place where her parents were born.

At the moment her family is finding it hard to make ends meet as her father is very sick and now cannot work. Her mother tells us calmly that during the Saddam government her family as well as her husbands were killed when Saddam used chemical weapons against the Kurds. Now years later Lozans father is still suffering from the effects of these chemicals. Without any grandparents or much extended family to help them monetarily, Lozan's mother has to work at a government office whilst looking after her husband and daughter. One day, she hopes, they will all be healthy and live happily.

Lozan is quite the little musician, when she sings worship songs with us she has the most beautiful voice. You can tell by the grin on her face that she loves every second of it.