SIERRA LEONE – Malaria can be a life-threatening problem if left untreated. At an Operation Blessing-supported medical clinic, teams provide free medical care and treatment for hundreds of hurting children and families. Continue reading Malaria: Diagnosis positive
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – At two years old, most children are sleeping through the night, talking, and playing happily with others. But not little Waylee.
The two-year-old has suffered from an umbilical hernia since birth—a condition that has kept her from sleeping well at night and prevented her from playing actively with her siblings. Continue reading Healing Waylee
LIBERIA – When little Lucy arrived at the weeklong medical clinic in her community, she was suffering from a severe case of malaria and without treatment may not have survived. But when physicians realized she would need a blood transfusion, she was raced to the nearest hospital and admitted for urgent treatment.
Today, little Lucy is thriving once more—full of energy and playing with her little sister. Please take a moment today, on World Malaria Day, to pray for children like Lucy all around the world. Pray for medical care for the sick, and also for preventative measures such as access to mosquito nets for children at risk of contracting malaria. Continue reading World Malaria Day
ALTA VERAPAZ, Guatemala – For the last five years, Aura has endured teasing, bullying and hurtful words from her classmates—all because she was born with a lip malformation.
“I ran into my house; I jumped on the bed and cried until my mother came to me,” Aura said. “I told her I never wanted to go outside. She hugged me and said, ‘I am here to defend [you], God will help us’.” Continue reading Bullied and abused: Aura’s story
EL SALVADOR – To provide for his family, Alcides, a father of 2 young boys, was working odd jobs at a farm near his home in El Salvador.
One day while he was trimming branches high up in a tree, a limb crashed down on him—knocking him more than 20 feet to the ground and severely injuring him. Continue reading Medical clinic aids young father after 20-foot fall
EL SALVADOR – Every day for a year, 8-year-old Steven endured painful, red eyes.
“It felt [like] sand got into my eyes,” Steven said. “From that day on they hurt and I couldn’t open them the whole way.”
His mother, who is raising the boy alone, took him to the clinic—but despite being prescribed medicine, his condition did not improve. Continue reading Restoring sight
BEKAA, Lebanon – Operation Blessing and our German partner, Humedica, are working together to bring critical health care to Syrian refugees along the Syria-Lebanon border. To date, nearly 50,000 Syrian refugees have taken shelter in Lebanon. OBI and Humedica are working together to bring medical and relief aid to Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley. Continue reading Aid for Syrian refugees
Operation Blessing’s Japan Disaster Relief Manager, Don Thomson, shares his firsthand account of the relief efforts in Japan.
JAPAN – What could be more traumatic than to see one’s home, livelihood and entire town totally destroyed by a massive tsunami triggered by a major earthquake? And to see your loved ones, friends and even total strangers crying for help as they disappear into the ocean? Continue reading Heart care for Japanese tsunami survivors
GUATEMALA – Eight-year-old Angel loved to help his father on the farm until a severe hernia left the little boy in severe pain day and night. Learn how Angel’s pain was taken away. Continue reading Watch: An Angel in pain
NIGERIA – Adamu and his son Musa were both going blind, but living in an isolated part of Nigeria, they had no access to medical care. You brought the desperately needed doctors and medicine to these villagers, and changed the lives of this father and son forever. Continue reading Waiting four years to see a doctor
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Sara isn’t a stranger to hardship, nor to perseverance.
When she was only 14, Sara was struck by a car and lost her left leg, but she never let it define her abilites. With the help of a set of crutches, Sara continued her life, eventually getting married and having two children of her own. Continue reading Wheelchair blesses a young mom in Guatemala
MOLI, Niger – In the small village of Moli, Niger, a country where malaria is endemic, lives Chafa and her 9-month-old daughter, Aichatou. Their village is blessed to be situated alongside a river where they can fish, bathe, wash clothes, have rice fields, and irrigate their gardens. But this branch of the river gets cutoff from its main source during the dry season, causing the water to stand stagnate—becoming the perfect breeding ground for malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Continue reading Battling malaria in Niger