Some of you may remember my recent post discussing random acts of kindness. Well, I have some friends that go way above and beyond in the RAK department. He is one of the founders of The Healing Hands Foundation (THHF), a non-profit organization whose mission, as posted on their website, is to “provide high quality surgical care to children with complex congenital malformations in areas lacking resources and surgical expertise”. She is a 4th grade teacher at a local private school for boys and a fantastic person to boot!
Recently THHF teamed up with The Madieu Williams Foundation to orchestrate a joint medical and educational mission to Sierra Leone, Africa. He was going as a part of the THHF team which had plans to perform free surgeries and to begin discussing and planning improvements for healthcare in Sierra Leone. She was going as part of the educational team which was going to provide supplies for the school, training for the teachers and begin putting plans into action to improve the education process for the children at the Abigail Butscher Primary School. Their 12 year old daughter also accompanied them in order to assist where she could.
I think all three of them went with the expectation that they were going to help many people while they were there but I don’t know that they were prepared for the life changing effect it would have on them personally. I have seen the pictures and heard a few of the stories and was deeply moved, I can not imagine how I would feel if I had been right there living it.
My friend attempted to document her trip while there but was not successful due to technical difficulties. She has since written a little about it on her blog. I recommend that you stop by, read a little about the trip, and if you feel moved to support their work please send a donation to THHF. Please also share this with your friends. They have plans to return to Sierra Leone as well as several other missions in the works so I know that your support would be greatly appreciated.
They are doing their part to make the world a better place. What will you do?