Team Heart, a volunteer group from Brigham and Women's Hospital, began a long-term cardiac surgery mission to King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda, in April 2008.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Chief of Cardiac Surgery Ralph Morton "Chip" Bolman, III, MD, and Leslie Sabatino, RN, packed medical supplies on Friday. Team Heart has received over a half million dollars worth of donated medical supplies to perform heart surgery in Rwanda.
As a writer within Public Affairs at Brigham and Women's Hospital, I am honored to have the opportunity to accompany a dedicated and selfless group of clinicians on this mission to Rwanda. I will update this blog daily during our time in Rwanda with video clips, posts from myself and other team members and photographs taken by Diane McCormick, owner of www.McCardinalPhoto.com, who is volunteering her time and talents on this trip.