Sharon’s mercy mission to India, January 2020
Sharon is an inspiration to us again! She travelled to India in January as part of the ‘Healing Little Hearts’ charity along with other doctors and nurses from the hospital. They performed life-saving heart surgery on children there, who without the surgery would not have survived.
She carried with her bags containing items to aid the childrens’ recovery, and Frodsham WI supported the scheme by decorating the bags. Each bag contained a blanket, toys, crayons and colouring books, a water cup and medication to help the child’s family nurse them once the team had departed.
Sharon said : ‘these families have nothing. They are desperate. We give them a blanket and cup because there is no provision for the families in the hospital, so they have to sleep outside in the grounds while their child is recovering. We also need to provide the medicine and some training to support their child after they return home to their village. The children are thrilled to receive the toys and crayons because they have so little in their lives.’ WI members decorated the bags with a motif of a broken heart, which had been sewn back together with buttons to mend it. The bags also had a wooden heart attached for the child’s name. Frodsham WI also raised £466 for Sharon to buy the items needed for the bags.
Sharon and the other doctors and nurses use their holiday leave allocation to go on the trip.
Well done to you all!