Today is Tuesday, and the fifth patient just got his breathing tube out. His first words were “thank you.” Talk about bringing someone to tears! The patients are so appreciative.
I as well am so thankful to be able to work with such a wonderful group of professionals and friends. When we get home, the real impact of what we have all done will hit us like a ton of bricks. We have created a ripple effect in that saving the lives we have will help save families. Our patients are from various areas of Rwanda, so we can truly say we helped the people of this country.
I am so truly honored to be able to help the wonderful citizens of Rwanda with all the selfless people involved in Team Heart—from the kind woman who washed the floor between cases to the volunteer helpers in Boston to every member. You are all awesome!
Above, Leslie Sabatino with patient Alice.