“The first time I met […]
The Boston Globe – By Kevin Cullen
The rain was relentless, biblical almost, and you half-expected an ark to pull up outside Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill. But there could have been an earthquake yesterday, and they still would have shown up, the people whose cars spilled out of the parking lot, all along […]
The Boston Herald, By Joe Fitzgerald
The extensive coverage of Ray Tye’s death was not only richly deserved, but richly ironic, too, since he was careful not to exalt himself while funneling millions of dollars to people and causes that touched his heart.
Over the years, on so many occasions, he would call here after […]
By Camille Condon, Director, International Office, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
and Mary Leach, Director of Public Affairs, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Twelve year-old Andrea smiles as she tries on eyeglasses in Mass. Eye and Ear’s Optical Shop. The fact that she can wear glasses at all is impressive—up […]
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 […]
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 […]
The cameras were rolling and the microphones were switched on at The Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation this September when former conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim Gad walked into our offices with their parents. It was an emotional reunion with these two dear boys who greeted us with loving hugs and kisses, enthusiastic stories […]
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 […]