To all the dads out there – Happy Father’s Day!
...and today he is a teacher who gives life lessons as well as school lessons.
A couple of inches to the left or the right, and the shrapnel could have hit his head, or a vital organ, but fortunately he had the best protection any baby boy can have: his mother.
Sidra is nine years old, she lives in Mosul, Iraq, and we think she should be able to run around and play, just like any other girl her age.
It’s EMERGENCY’s very own 007, built in 1998 in the labs at the Centre by amputee and disabled former patients.
Here, we always try to see the glass as half full. Even here in the Intensive Care Unit, where we monitor patients after their operations, waiting for them to wake back up again.
Now, with her energy restored, she can go to school again and play with her friends!
Kayan will continue to return to the centre for follow-up consultations and we will be waiting for him. We might even see him return independently, as he becomes a young man.
“Now I feel more confident, and I love my job. I want to become even more specialised and learn new things from this profession.”
Knowing that young patients like Saran and Yeshi are getting better fills us with pride, and drives us to keep working to ensure the right to healthcare in the Central African Republic.