Forget Me Not

By Terri Carlson

I want to tell you about a very special little girl, Maryam. She was born in Iraq, with a deforming germ cell tumor on her face and because of her deformity, her father put her in a room, without food or water, to let her die. Her mother Rasha, a very brave […]

Making a Difference

By Laurence M. Epstein, M.D.

Nadia Al-Azzawi, a 50 year old woman from Baghdad, suffered for 3 years with recurrent fevers, sweats and weight loss.  She was chronically ill, unable to work and trying to raise three children with no help. In 2003, she was having many black-out spells and a physician implanted a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in her […]

Letters from Rwanda

Erneste grew up in a one room hut, the son of rural farmers dedicated to educating their children. Even when he had to withdraw from school because of his poor health, he continued to study

at home. He is back in Rwanda living a normal life following his successful surgery, and he kindly keeps in […]

The Journey of Doug Paquette

Doug’s story is best told by his heart surgeon who came to know him so well during his evaluation, hazardous surgery and recovery.

A MIRACLE WAITING TO HAPPEN

By Kenneth G. Warner, M.D.

When Doug Paquette was born thirty-nine years ago, he was diagnosed with an unusual congenital heart defect. Normally, the blood vessels that […]

PRESIDENT, Eileen Tye
VICE PRESIDENT, Terri Carlson
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