green corduroy pants.
The first time I met him was downtown when the Comfort Ship came to Haiti. His dad brought hime to get his hernia repaired. But thousands of people showed up and a little over a hundred were chosen for surgery. Needless to say, Oscar's hernia wasn't high on the list.
So we referred him to a hospital here in Port au Prince where they can do the operation. He is not a canidate for a medical visa for a hernia. Medical Visas are given out for more severe cases. Plus this is a surgery offered in Haiti so the Embassy wants it done in Haiti.
So the cost of the total hernia surgery here in Haiti is $312 US.
Lots of so's huh?
So...anyone want to help Oscar? He is in school and hoping to have the surgery over Christmas break so he doesn't miss a lot of school. (told you he talks like an old man!)
If a few of us all contribute we can help this 7 year old be free of hernia pain. If we make a small sacrifice. Share what we have.
Hebrews 13:16 (NCV)
"Do not forget to do good to others, and share with them, because such sacrifices please God."
God sees our sacrifices. He takes pleasure in them.
I challenge 9 other people to consider donating $30 (tax-deductible) towards Oscar's surgery. With me that will make 10 people and $300. Every penny will go to his hernia surgery.
***Update***So...WE DID IT! 9 people responded to the request in less than 9 hours! The Lord provided for Oscar! I can't wait to tell his family!