Monday, August 22, 2011
You’ve heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, I know that it also takes an army of people to arrange for a Nigerian child’s heart surgery in India. It was my pleasure to spend some time this week with the Army’s General, Dr. Bode-Thomas, founder and head of HeartAid in Jos (where Dr. Chris Isichei is a Board member).
Little Chris’s daddy Daniel suggested that rather than buy her a gift, I should appreciate her with a handmade card. And what a card it is! Shola, a Faith Alive staff member, made a beautiful embodiment of our appreciation for this kind doctor who made all the Indian arrangements for Little Chris’s surgery last fall.
Nagode (thank you), nagode, nagode to Dr. Bode-Thomas and HeartAid. Her vision is for a quality heart hospital in Nigeria to treat the thousands of patients who will not survive without it. May it be so.