Posts made in February, 2013

Blessing’s Medical Exam

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Blessing’s Medical Exam

As this day winds down, I wonder if Blessing ever thought this particular Tuesday would be such a big deal. But here we are, some five years of Tuesdays behind him after a detonator explode inside his mouth, Blessing finds himself in the U.S. of A., sitting across from a team of gifted surgeons and medical staff from Sharp Memorial Hospital here in San Diego, California. This Tuesday started with warm greetings at the door and minutes later Blessing was thrown into a swarm of hospital surgeons, anesthesiologists, dental surgeons, hospital administrators, public relations officers, film and...

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Blessing Lands at LAX

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Blessing Lands at LAX

Monday, February 18th, 2013. Los Angeles International Airport. Blessing looked down and couldn’t help but notice his two Zimbabwean feet were no longer on African soil. The intense lights, blue and green walls and white noise of so many voices from around the world at Los Angeles International Airport painted the backdrop for our weary traveler. Our greeting party consisted of Operation of Hope President and Executive Director Jennifer Trubenbach, her daughter Mari, myself, and a small film crew from San Diego’s Sharp Memorial Hospital who was looking to capture Blessings long...

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Blessing is coming to America!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Blessing is coming to America!

After 5 long years, Operation of Hope is proud to announce that our special needs patient Blessing Makwera from Zimbabwe is coming to the United States for his facial reconstructive surgery scheduled for March 2nd, 2013 at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego California. As CNN will be following Blessing’s story for international and domestic distribution, I will personally blog Blessing’s visit and give you a behind the scenes view of this entire process. Buckle in. We have a fun ride ahead. Please feel free to write comments and/or contact me directly at any time along the way....

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