LATEST UPDATES – 2020
March - Children from UGANDA -We have flown Sulaiman and Esther from Uganda to the Narayana Hospital in India for heart operations.
LILIANE from CAMEROON In 2015 we arranged for Liliane Yanga to be flown from Cameroon to a hospital in Milan for a life saving operation. Liliane was only 7 months old when she was operated on for a congenital heart disease - Truncus arteriosus. Her father recently sent us this photo of Liliane who is now 5 years old and in nursery school. (pre-op and recent photos). We give thanks for Liliane, her family and the medical staff that helped her.
JOSHUA from UGANDA We arranged for Joshua Kigozi (18months old) to fly with his mum to Bangalore, India for surgery. He underwent an AVCD repair (the most common congenital heart defect found in children with Down's Syndrome) on Friday under Doctor C Reddy - Cardiac Surgeon and on Saturday he was moved to ICU to recover. He comes from a very poor background and his family could not have paid for this life changing operation. Please pray for him and his family.
Partners & Links
There are many organisations that we partner with in one way or another. We are thankful for these organisations working with us, combining our different areas of expertise to keep the focus on helping the children! In particular, we would like to thank Mercy Ships, Saving Faces, Enable The Children, Cuore Fratello, Chain of Hope, VARAS Ghana, The G4 Alliance, CURE International UK and EducAid.
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Willing and Abel seeks to provide connections between children in developing nations and specialist centres, helping with visas, passports, transportation and finances. Willing and Abel aims to see the one and love the one -because we believe by transforming individuals; families, communities and nations can be transformed.
Dr. Abigail Estelle,
MBBS, MRCS(Eng), BDS, AKC
Founder of Willing and Abel
Why 'Willing and Abel'?
Abel was born in March 2009 in N Cameroon with his heart outside of his chest. Abi visited him in hospital and arranged for him to have surgery in Milan,Italy. The op was a success but unfortunately Abel died in 2011 from Malaria. Abi set up the charity in March 2009 and called it “Willing and Abel” both to recognise Abel as the first child and what the charity does - being willing and in God being able!
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