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Syrian Refugee Sponsored for Ophthalmic Surgery in Lebanon

This week, the PCRF sponsored ophthamic surgery for seven-year-old Syrian refugee Hanin Ajouka. She underwent Strabismus correction surgery at New Mazlom Hospital in northern Lebanon by Dr. Malek Nasser. 

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Medical Shoes Distributed to Poor Children in Northern Gaza

This week, our humanitarian projects team in northern Gaza did a distribution of medical orthopedic shoes for poor children whose families were too poor to provide them these necessary items on their own. 

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Refugee Child in Lebanon Has Transplant Surgery

Sixteen-year-old Fatima Suleiman from the Rachideye Refugee Camp in south Lebanon was sponsored through the PCRF's "One Time Sponsorship" program for kidney transplant surgery at Hotel Dieu De France Hospital in Beirut.  

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IVU Mission Completes Trip to Hebron

This week, a three-member team of doctors from the USA completed a week-long volunteer mission to Alia Hospital in the West Bank town of Hebron. This team was sent by the PCRF there in cooperation with International Volunteers in Urology (IVU), an American nonprofit who we have cooperated with in the past to help care for patients and train doctors.  

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IVU Team Returns to Palestine

This week, a urology mission from the USA is volunteering in Rafidiah Hospital in the West Bank town of Nablus. This is a cooperative mission with the International Volunteers of Urology (IVU), an American NGO who we have partnered with for many years in Palestine.  

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Refugee Child Sponsored for Surgery in Jordan

This week, three-month-old Ghala Abo_Hasheesh from the Baqqa Refugee Camp in Jordan was sponsored through the PCRF's one-time sponsorship program for ophthalmic surgery by Dr. Shadi Alkhateeb at Roya Center in Amman. 

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Syrian Refugee Sponsored for Surgery in Jordan

This week, six-year-old Ahmad Ali, a Syrian refugee living in Irbid in northern Jordan had urological surgery by Dr. Malik Khaswaneh at Irbid Islamic Hospital. 

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American Pediatric Surgeon Returns to Palestine

This week, Dr. Todd Heaton, a pediatric surgeon from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York returned to the Palestine Medical Complex in the West Bank town of Ramallah to provide surgery on patients and training for local surgeons. 

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Brazilian Hand Surgery Team Returns to Palestine

This week a three-member team of doctors from Brazil returned to Palestine through the PCRF to volunteer in providing hand surgery on patients at Rafidiah Hospital in Nablus.  

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American Pediatric Surgery Returns to Gaza

This week, two urological surgeons from New York, Dr. Joel DeCastro an Asistant Professor of Urology at Columbia University Medical Center, and Dr. Laura Leddy, a urologic and reconstructive surgeon from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, returned to Al Aqsa Hospital in Deir El Balah to provide complex surgery for patients, as well as training for local doctors.  

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Italian Surgery Team Volunteers in Gaza

This week, two professors of surgery are volunteering their time at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza to treat patients and train local doctors in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Mario Meinero and Dr. Gianluigi Melotti from Italy also participated last week in the 5th conference of surgery in Palestine.  

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Little Wings Completes Mission in Gaza

Last week, The Little Wings Foundation from Dubai completed a volunteer pediatric orthopedic surgery mission to the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis. Led by pediatric orthopedic surgeon​ Dr. Marc Sinclair, the team included hand surgeon Dr. Christiana Savvidou, OR nurse Gillian Beale and mission coordinator Seonaid Biagioni. 

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Refugee Sponsored for Eye Surgery in Jordan

Omar Baroud, 10 years old, Palestinian child living in Gaza refugee camp in north Jordan. He had an accident and lose his right eye. The PCRF sponsored Omar's cornea transplant surgery by Dr. Mustafa Mhyar at Khaldi Hospital in Amman. 

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Boy Returns Home After Surgery in Tampa

After three major surgeries and months of therapy, teenager Qais Doudin is going back to his family in the West Bank town of Hebron. He spent his young life suffering from a congenital deformity in both his legs, which could not be treated in Palestine. 

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Three Gaza Children Arrive to the US for Free Medical Care

Eleven-year-old Abrar Allahham, thirteen-year-Raghd Almusaddar, and seven-year-old Qossay Sallout arrived to the USA on April 14, where they will get free medical care arranged by the PCRF that they cannot get in Gaza. 

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Australian Eye Surgeon Returns to Palestine

This week, Dr. Francis Nathan from Adelaide, Australia returned to Rafidiah Hospital in Nablus to continue his work in providing eye-saving surgery on poor and needy patients, as well as to help train local staff. 

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Chilean Surgery Team Returns to Bethlehem

This week, a three-member volunteer surgery team from Santiago, Chile arrived in the West Bank town of Bethlahem to start a mission providing urological and pediatric surgery for children in need. Led by urological and oncological surgeon Prof. Francisco Ossandon, and including pediatric surgeon Dr. Maria Consuelo Sierralta and anesthesiologist Dr. Haydee Osses, the team are working in Beit Jala Hospital, where the PCRF built and opened the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department in 2013. 

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Palestinian Teen Receives Heart Transplant in India

On April 12, Nineteen-year-old Omar Shourti received his long-awaited life-saving heart transplant, exactly two months since he and his father traveled from the West Bank town of Nablus to the Fortis Hospital in Chennai, India, where a team of specialists led by Dr. Suresh Roa prepared him for treatment. The PCRF also sent him to India in 2016 for the same operation but he returned home to Palestine without surgery because he was showing promising signs with the medication. 

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Gazan Boy Undergoes Life-Saving Kidney Transplant Surgery in Jordan

Fifteen-year-old Mohammed Al Qonfod from Gaza was diagnosed with kidney dysfunction and was in need of a kidney transplant to help save his life. 

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Australian Orthopedic Surgeon Returns to Palestine

This week, Dr. Tim Keenan, an arthroscopic surgeon from Perth, Australia, returned to Palestine to continue to volunteer with the PCRF. 

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Palestinian Burn Victim Undergoes Surgery in Dubai

This week Fifteen-year-old Rawan Ghoul from Jenin underwent her second stage reconstructive surgery in Dubai, this time for her arm. 

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Italian Nurse Trains Staff at PMC

This week, Italian nurse Letizia Gualdoni arrived to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to start a week-long training course for the nurses in the pediatric intensive care unit. 

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Egyptian Pediatric Surgery Mission Returns to Lebanon

This week, a pediatric surgery mission from Mansoura University Hospital in Egypt returned to treat refugee children at Safad Hospital in Badawi refugee camp. 

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Volunteer Dental Team Returns to Palestine

This week, a three-member team of volunteer dentists returned to the West Bank town of Qalqilya to provide dental care for special needs children. Led by Dr. Bilal Saib, a dental surgeon from North Carolina on his 18th volunteer mission with the PCRF, the team also included returning volunteers Dr. Rana Muwahid, a dentist from both the UK and Dubai and dental hygienists Faten Isayed from New Jersey. 

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Dallas Community Provides Paralyzed Child Wheelchair

The PCRF would like to thank our Dallas chapter and community volunteers for raising money needed to gift Mera Amarneh from Jenin a specialized wheelchair. Mera was born with spina bifida, which has impacted her ability to walk, and this wheelchair was customized to meet her specific needs to ensure comfort and convenience. 

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Palestinian Refugee Sponsored for Eye Surgery in Jordan

13-year-old Reem Sarar is a Palestinian refugee in Jordan who was sponsored through the PCRF's One-Time Sponsorship Program for ophthalmic surgery by Dr. Shadi Alkhateeb at Roya Center. 

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Newborn Baby Sponsored for Urgent Surgery

This week, 20-day-old Anood Abo Safra from the Gaza refugee camp north of Jordan was sponsored by the PCRF for excision of lumbar dermal sinus by Dr. Mohmmed Hyasat at IRBID Speciality Hospital. 

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Burn Victim Has Reconstructive Surgery in Dubai

This week 15-year-old Rawan Ghoul from the West Bank town of Jenin underwent reconstructive surgery at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital in Dubai, UAE. Ten years ago Rawan suffered second and third degree burns on various parts of her body after scalding water fell on her. This is her third trip to Dubai for surgery. 

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West Bank Girl Beging Ophthalmic Care in Bay Area

Fourteen-year-old Manar Asafra from the West Bank town of Hebron sustained a trauma injury to her eye while playing with her sister in 2009. She lost vision in her left eye and was sent this week by the PCRF to northern California, where she will soon begin treatment under the care of Dr. Stuart Seiff and Dr. Ali Zaidi at the Pacific Eye Associates. 

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Gazan Boy Sent to Jordan for Life-saving Kidney Transplant Surgery

15-year-old Mohammed Al Qonfod from Gaza was diagnosed with kidney dysfunction and is in need of a kidney transplant to help save his life. The PCRF sent Mohammed and his family back to Jordan this week where he is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant procedure. 

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Seventeen Syrian Refugee Children Sponsored for Surgery in Jordan

The PCRF recently sponsored ENT surgery for 17 Syrian refugee children who are residing in Mafraq, north of Jordan. 

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Chilean Dental Team Arrives in Tulkarem

This week, a three-member team of doctors from Chile arrived in the West Bank town of Tulkarem to provide dental care for special needs patients. This is their third volunteer mission to the West Bank for the PCRF.