"Thanks for Saving My Life"
In 2014, the Kentucky Chapter of Healing the Children brought 6 month old Shahzaib from Pakistan to Kentucky for life-saving heart surgery. Shahzaib proved a difficult challenge but with a very rewarding and happy ending.
Shahzaib suffered from severe congenital heart conditions, requiring oxygen en route from Islamabad to Louisville and Kosair Children’s Hospital. Accompanied by his mother Naheed, who had never traveled abroad or by herself, and with the kind assistance of our colleagues at Airline Ambassadors and American Airlines Miles for Kids, we finally were able to make the travel connections after three failed attempts and the clock ticking for Shahzaib.
The surgery was successful and we navigated some difficult moments in recovery. If a picture is “worth a thousand words” we hope you enjoy the picture they sent to us nine months later from Islamabad accompanied by a glowing report of continuing good heart health from his local physician. Shahzaib is growing up as every young boy should!
Read More in the 2014 Annual Report
This is just one of the many stories featured in our 2014 Annual Report, where you’ll find stories of hope and healing from all of our chapters as well as updates and information about our organization, our programs, and the impacts and progress we have made.
Please take some time to look over our 2014 Annual Report and share it with your friends and colleagues.