A Heart for Achile UPDATE

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Howdy y’all… er, wait. *ahem* Hi friends! (Sorry, I just got back from Texas and my twang came back)

I wrote a piece earlier this month about a little boy named Achile from Burkina Faso.

I recently received more details and wanted to share them with you.  Here’s the scoop:

Achile is an 8-year-old Compassion-assisted boy with a congenital heart defect known as tetralogy of Fallot. Because of Achile’s heart condition, he has been in pain for five years and hasn’t been able to attend school regularly and receive the full of benefit of sponsorships through Compassion International.

Compassion has provided medical care that Achile has needed at the National Teaching Hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo in Burkina Faso in western Africa. However, doctors there now believe his condition requires urgent heart surgery, which is not available in Achile’s home country.  Without this operation, Achile would not live much longer.

Compassion has transported Achile to a specialized hospital in India for a lifesaving operation that will cost an estimated $20,449.

To donate to this operation, please go here http://compassion.com/Achile

Any funds raised in excess of the cost of Achile’s surgery will be rolled into Compassion’s Medical Assistance Fund to aid children in need of medical help in the future.  It is from this fund that Achile has been assisted for the last two years for pervious medical treatments.

I have not received any further updates on the day of the surgery at this point, but as soon as I know anything, I will update this post again.

Please prayerfully consider giving to this effort to fund Achile’s heart surgery. If you can not afford to do so, your prayers are just as valued and appreciated.

I truly appreciate you, dear reader, and would not ask this of you if I didn’t truly feel is critical.

More to come soon.

Donate to Compassion International Medical Intervention Fund

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