Addendum: Just after finishing this letter, three patients who had been hit with a bomb dropped from the Antonov were brought to us. They were two young boys – ages 6 and 12 and an elderly woman of about 70 years. These people live on a mountain top far from any military installation yet they are still victims of the government’s indiscriminate bombing campaign. Thank you for helping us take care of these innocent victims.
Dr. Catena is getting married!
Amidst all this difficult news we should not miss a chance to celebrate with Dr. Tom, who will marry next month in the Nuba Mountains. His bride-to-be is from the Nuba Mountains and works as a nurse at the hospital. Congratulations, Tom!
Gidel Mother of Mercy Hospital is operated by the Diocese of El Obeid. African Mission Healthcare Foundation (registered 501(c)3) provides financial support to the hospital. Contributions may be made online or by check to AMHF, PO Box 2783, Westerville, OH, Attn: Dr. Catena’s work.