Friday, June 11, 2010

My friend Shaun Groves, recording artist and Compassion Blogging Director, asked me to share about a special need for immediate heart surgery regarding his son's sponsored child named Achile.

Achile is an 8-year-old boy (the same age as my own son) in Burkina Faso 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 benefit of sponsorships through Compassion International.

Compassion International has provided medical care for Achile for the last two years 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 Burkina Faso.

Achile will be transported to a specialized hospital in India for a lifesaving operation that will cost an estimated $20,449.
Please help by donating here:

Any funds raised in excess of the cost of Achile's surgery and transport will be rolled into Compassion's Medical Assistance Fund to aid children in need of medical help in the future.

Thanks for all you do to help show compassion to Achile.

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