To: Ivonne Lopez
CHILD REFERRAL COORDINATOR
GIFT OF LIFE INTERNATIONAL
Reference is made to the mail I sent to you in June 2022 in which I was requesting you for assistance on behalf of baby Wasswa Abdul Nuru who required an operation for a hole in his heart.
This is to inform you that after the operation at Mulago hospital and after all the assistance offered to him and his family from your side, baby Wasswa is now very fine feeding well, breathing well and gaining weight. The family visited us on Sunday in what was supposed to be ‘a thank you visit’ and I promised them that I would extend the thanks to you on their behalf.
We thank God for using you to impact and change lives and most importantly to give hope where there was barely any. Please extend our sincere gratitude to the team at Gift of Life International.
May GOD bless you abundantly
Brenda Small is the Operations Consultant at Gift of Life International. She assumed this role in 2012.
Brenda was inspired to help children in need with heart disease after her third child was born with a complex heart defect and underwent successful open-heart surgery in her first year of life. Brenda learned of Gift of Life International in 2006 at which time she established Gift of Life Los Angeles where she holds the position of President. Between 2008 and 2012, Brenda volunteered her time to help with Gift of Life International in addition to running Gift of Life Los Angeles.
From 2012 to 2022, Brenda held the position of Director of Operations for Gift of Life International. Today, she continues this lifesaving work as Operations Consultant. Brenda also implemented the Nutritional Program in El Salvador in 2008 which has now provided nutritional support to more than 250 children and their families. Brenda has traveled with many of the Gift of Life training teams and witnessed these precious lives being saved.