Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Video: Mending Hearts

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Celestin Gasamaza, a 25-year-old student and native of Kigali, never dreamed that the life-saving heart surgery he needed was a possibility. On Saturday, he was Team Heart's first surgical patient. Today, he moved from the intensive care unit to the step-down unit, where he is resting comfortably and feeling strong. In this video, Celestin shares his excitement about this "miracle."


"These people are good," he said of his care providers. "They did miracles. They performed wonders. We are asking God that he help them with all their work here. We appreciate it."

5 comments:

The Krickster said...

You are an inspiration to us all. Great pics Diane! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You guys are doing so great!!! I am happy and proud for all of you. Sue G, Lisa, and Kevin good luck :O)
<3 your favorite student ERIN

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! It is wonderful to hear of the impact you are making directly from the patient himself! You're all in our thoughts and we look forward to hearing more success stories from your patients!

My best,
Kathryn Kempton
Partners In Health

Heidi Lopez (Chicago) said...

The pictures are amazing, Diane! I am saying prayers for the generous volunteers and their fortunate patients! Keep up the great work :)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful....leslie, sue g, sue h, kevin , rhonda, and lisa what a great job.....thanks for sharing such a moment what an impact you have all made. hello to all our great mds.....miss you all....linda