Photos from the Flight
Jennifer Padolina who runs the Gift of Life program for our District and is from the Philippines, picked them up on Friday night at JFK airport and they are spending their first weekend with her at her home recovering from the 15 hour flight. We hope there are no more obstacles, but if they come up, you can be sure that Ciaralyn will use her full energy to overcome them, with a little help from her friends here in the US and at home in the Philippines.
All Systems Go for the operation tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9th. Below is Dr. Meyer, Ciaralyn and Hans during his final pre-operation visit. Please say a prayer that the operation will be successful.
Hans on his way through the corridors to have the major heart surgery. Would that we are all so calm and trusting for such a significant moment!
First steps after the operation during recovery at Cohens Childrens Medical Center.
Today Hans had the operation and is recovering well. The doctor said that everything went very well and the oxygen levels are good. Hans is in the ICU recovering. He will be in hospital for about one week and will come back to a Rotary family home to recover further. Thanks to Northwell Health #CohenHeroes and Dr. Meyer and his team for their incredible work. Hans is now one of the #CohenHeroes.
Thanks also to all who donated in the last few days. We have reached 80% of our goal and still need your help. Continued prayers are greatly appreciated.
Hans is now recovering at our home in Wyckoff. He is much more content though still experiencing discomfort as the wounds heal.
He enjoys learning his numbers and letters on the iPad with some games that we are tempted to play!!
His last scheduled appointment with the surgeon is this coming Thursday and hopefully he and his mom will be able to return to the Philippines in 3 weeks time.
Ciaralyn would like to thank the Rotary host families for taking care of them during their journey to the US. Hans is smiling a lot more than before the operation and is looking forward to getting home to see his father after all these weeks.
After receiving her second Vaccine dose and with Rotarians helping to move up their flights without having to pay a change fee, Ciaralyn and Hans headed back to the Philippines. They will have to quarantine in a hotel for 9 days upon their return before finally returning to their own home.