Sorina Koehler

Sorina met her husband while they were both working for Mercy Ships.  Sorina was working as a nurse and her husband was working as a surgeon.  They have 3 children – 2 boys and a girl.  Sorina is American and her husband is German.  They been living near Norwich for the last 2 years.

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Joshua

We arranged for Joshua Kigozi, 18 months old, to fly with his mum to Bangalore, India for surgery.  He underwent an AVCD repair on Friday under Doctor C Reddy, Cardiac Surgeon and on Saturday he was moved to ICU to recover. AVCD is the most common congenital heart defect found in children with Down Syndrome.…

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Liliane, aged 5

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…

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Charity Adanuvor had an operation last week on Mercy Ships for her ameloblastoma – large benign facial tumour – this is probably the largest one we have seen – it would eventually have killed her by blocking off her airway. The surgery was a success and Charity is doing just fine. She will stay on…

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Pictures tell a thousand words! Day 4 post-op and surgery has gone very well – Ethan’s tummy is much smaller, drains out, eating a little and maybe discharged end of week. Yes, our dear little Ethan is coming back this week from Ghana with his dad, Charles.  He is to have a second op on…

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Update 13 February – Two boys to Guinea -Don’t Mohammed (11yrs) and Alhaji (12) look fantastic?   All credit to the skills of Dr Tony and the staff at Hope Medical Clinic, Guinea – thank you. The boys arrived at the Guinea border on 12 February and a car picked them up on the 13th…

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Gloria after her operation

Rabiatu had her second leg operated on in Niger during August and is now walking with the help of a walker – photo of her recovering. Gloria’s condition has been more complicated but she had an operation in July on her first leg – photos pre and post op. Gloria (16yrs) has known little but…

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SIERRA LEONE SOLAR POWER PROJECT SUMMARY

W&A helped install solar panels in the Kenema Government Hospital with financial assistance from Goldman Sachs and others. These provide a stable source of electricity powering oxygen concentrators which are saving children’s lives. Every child’s life matters.  

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       Abi Estelle – Willing and Abel A UK doctor has founded a charity in order to provide specialist medical treatments for children in developing countries. In a personal letter to Abi, Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Your tireless work through ‘Willing and Abel’ is transforming lives across Africa by helping children access…

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    Kisakya Mukama (meaning God’s grace) was born in Uganda in December with a life threatening condition – Right Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia -meaning the space where his right lung should be was occupied by the liver and pushing his right lung onto his heart and left lung. A local mission doctor, Becca Jones, demonstrated…

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