My name is Kelly Jenkins. I am friend and midwife to a dear family in the Northern Virginia area. Sweet mama, Sanaz, her husband, Bardiya Amiri, and their three girls, ages 4, 2, and 6 months. November 21st Sanaz took her sweet baby girl, 6 month old Hosanna, to the doctor after being concerned that she was not well . The doctor immediately sent them to the hospital for evaluation. Once there, after a number of tests, Hosanna was quickly taken back for open heart surgery. It was found that she has a rare heart abnormality called ALCAPA that has caused her heart to be enlarged to the size of her chest and has suffered great damage. She has been on the brink of life and death since then.
So far Hosanna has been sedated for more than 2 weeks. If she doesn’t show major improvements, it has been recommended to the Amiri family that Hosanna be transferred to another hospital so she can receive a possible life saving surgery to help her heart function and most likely she will require a heart transplant in the near future.
Bardiya is an ordained minister. The family serves as emergency spiritual caregiver for broken people in their city such as international students, cancer patient/families, refugees, and divorcing parents. They haves housed and guided dozens of individuals with critical needs to restore them to better lives. Bardiya also works with several flooring companies to increase their income so they can continue to serve those in need. The time at the hospital has caused them to have to stop work and the potential move to another hospital may require that the family relocate in order to be near Hosanna during her surgeries, transplant and recovery As you can imagine, this is causing them much financial stress. This is a dear family that has built a life of service to others, offering anything they have to anyone in need. Now they are the ones needing help. This has been a very hard time for the Amiri family. Would you be willing, in this season of giving, to consider helping this precious family as they try to keep their family intact as they make life altering decisions regarding Hosanna's care? They will need help with salary, travel, medical, and unexpected expenses over the next year.
Most of all the Amiri family is asking you for your prayers for Hosanna. They trust that God is working and covet the covering of your thoughts and prayers on behalf of their daughter,
I will be posting updates as they occur.
Thank you so much for reading.
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