Waiting for Surgery on Wednesday

These little boys and girls are scheduled for surgery on Wednesday. Many of the children scheduled have been at the hospital since Sunday. They traveled far, so the hospital is accommodating them in the wards. Since the children came with their families there can be 4 or 5 people in the wards for each child scheduled for surgery. The families have brought their daily life along with them so this makes for a high level of energy in the wards. Mothers are caring for their children, talking with each other and serving food. Children are making new friends, playing together and with some of their new toys provided by Uplift. When you enter any one of the 3 wards that we are using you get this feeling of enthusiasm, hopefulness and a little bit of anxiousness.