Chaaria è un sogno da realizzare giorno per giorno.

Un luogo in cui vorrei che tutti i poveri e gli ammalati venissero accolti e curati.

Vorrei poter fare di più per questa gente, che non ha nulla e soffre per malattie facilmente curabili, se solo ci fossero i mezzi.

Vorrei smetterla di dire “vai altrove, perché non possiamo curarti”.

Anche perché andare altrove, qui, vuol dire aggiungere altra fatica, altro sudore, altro dolore, per uomini, donne e bambini che hanno già camminato per giorni interi.

E poi, andare dove?

Gli ospedali pubblici hanno poche medicine, quelli privati sono troppo costosi.

Ecco perché penso, ostinatamente, che il nostro ospedale sia un segno di speranza per questa gente. Non ci sarà tutto, ma facciamo il possibile. Anzi, l’impossibile.

Quello che mi muove, che ci muove, è la carità verso l’altro, verso tutti. Nessuno escluso.

Gesù ci ha detto di essere presenti nel più piccolo e nel più diseredato.

Questo è quello che facciamo, ogni giorno.


Fratel Beppe Gaido


giovedì 27 novembre 2014

Thanks a lot again, Dr Nyaga

It was 7am sharp when Dr Nyaga arrived in Chaaria.
He was very punctual. 
We were also “on our marks” in theater with the patient already intubated, even though we were actually very tired because of an emergency which had kept us busy up to beyond midnight.
Today the operation was long and complicated: partial gastrectomy with gastro-jejunal anastomosis due to a big GIST (gastro-intestinal-stromal-tumour) of the antrum.
We have been working peacefully and in wonderful harmony. 
The operation was very successful because, in spite of our fears, the malignancy seems not to have spread beyond the stomach. No metastases were seen in the peritoneal cavity and in the liver.
We will send the sample removed for histopathology, already hoping that the margins of the resection will be free from disease, and the patient possibly cured.


The case of this patient was very pathetic because, after the diagnosis, she did not have enough money to be operated in a private hospital. 
In desperation she had landed in Chaaria with the hope that we would do something for her, in spite of her financial limitations.
Helping the people who have no money is our priority, but, alone, I would not have dared to try such operation in a neoplastic patient.
But the presence, the generosity and the skills of Dr Nyaga, have made it possible for this lady to be operated successfully, in spite of her financial constraints. 
What to say to Dr Nyaga and to Dr Khadija who are giving us such great helps for the good of the poor patients?
I have only one word which I repeat also on behalf of all our theater staff, and on behalf of the patients who are attended: 
“We are overwhelmed and extremely grateful. May God bless you abundantly, and grant you whatever your heart desires”.
Surely the consideration, the kindness and the material help of Dr Nyaga are a very important boost to our morale, because we now feel really appreciated in the County for the job we do in Chaaria.

Bro Dr Beppe Gaido


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