On March 23 at 9 am, I was invited to watch an open heart surgery performed by Save A Child’s Heart doctors in Israel including Ethiopian surgeon Dr. Yayu and Israeli Dr. Lior Sasson.
The damaged heart belonged to Demerisi’s, a six year old from Tanzania. By 1 pm the same day, Desmerisi became one of the 3000 children saved by SACH.
There are few decisive moments in life and the hardest part is to identify them in order to change yourself accordingly. I knew that becoming a SACH member would not be a regular job, but a mission and a full time commitment.
Saving children is only one part of the amazing project that SACH undertakes every day since 1996. SACH gives more than a second chance; SACH allows people from developing countries to empower themselves - SACH allows communities to be bridged, culture to be shared, goals to become one, and religions to unite.
In the next upcoming months, SACH teams from around the world will come together at several occasions to increase the awareness and raise the necessary funds to pursue its amazing initiatives.
I am so proud of all the work that SACH is doing and I hope to make a positive difference by contributing to this tremendous task. My trip to Israel reminded me how small I am, but mostly how, sometimes, in trying to save someone’s else life, you end up, saving yourself.
To all the teams around the world… Thank you, and toda raba!
- Caroline Culliere, U.S. Young Leadership Coordinator