"That's a miracle. It's a miracle for the people who receive it, and it's a miracle for the people who donate it." - William Sadler
Stories from the Field
Initially, doctors thought he had cataracts and needed surgery. But his ultimate diagnosis ended up being a simpler fix―although just as crucial for his quality of life.
"This is going to change her life forever." A surgeon repairs 6-year-old Melissa Seide’s leg, injured in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti when she was a baby.
Kimberly was born with a significant hearing loss and did not have access to school like other children. When her mother died, and her father remarried, she was adopted by a local teacher who taught her sign language, and brought her to an HTC clinic while volunteering as an interpreter.
Anthony was born with the life-threatening congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot, making him appear slightly “blue” and causing eating difficulties and his failure to thrive. Without repair of this defect Anthony’s prognosis for survival was grim.
Nubia is a 17 year old student from Healing the Children Wisconsin’s Adopt-a-Student program in Citlaltepec, Mexico. She suffered for years with terrible headaches and very poor vision caused by an eye condition called strabismus. Nubia told us that after her surgery she feels like a new person!
Baby Marari was born in Teotecacinte in northern Nicaragua with bilateral clubfeet. She was referred to us by her father, David, who was treated by Healing the Children, Wisconsin many years ago for the same condition.
February 14th, 1983 was indeed a very special day for our family. That day we welcomed our first Healing the Children child from Guatemala. Little that we knew that this little girl would change our lives forever! Since that day we have had the privilege of serving forty-five children from ten different countries. These children came for life threatening surgeries and went home with the gift of life.