Review:A request from Iraq2008-02-07 00:00:00
A request, forwarded by a relative of mine serving in Iraq, for a doctor helping Iraqi children:
Hello everyone, I wanted to thank those that have donated to our medical team in Iraq. They and other members of the CAV have a unique opportunity to be partof the reconstruction of the Iraqi infrastructure, specifically the medical community. They have been entering small villages and giving care to residents aswell as help to local nurses and doctors. While the team has basic medications for adults, they do not for children. Childrens’ and infants’ Tylenol, ibuprophen, and vitamins are all needed. The staff has seen a lot of kids with ailments they will have for the rest of their lives,that would be cleared up by a few visits to a provider here in thestates, a luxury we take for granted. They have seen evidence of malnutrition, cases of polio, and rubella (which are standard vaccines for us), birth defects, the list goes on. If we can give a little to ease a fever and make it a little more comfortable, please swing by your local Wal-mart and pick up a few of these off-brand items. The team has noticed other needs. Many children need shoes, and if you have any new and gently used clean shoes it would be appreciated (flipflops or sandals). Also small dollar toys for the kids while they are examined by the staff would help to ease tension. There are many areas in which you can help our friends and family over there make a more personal difference, one that blesses them and the Iraqi people.
You can send your items flat rate (boxes available at any post office) directly to:
CPT David J. Adam
HHT, 4-6 CAV
APO AE 09351
Please send what you can.-- W.C. Varones