Among the several letters of support required by the U.S. Consul to issue visas to Assefa & Robel, two of the most outstanding come from the physicians & staff who have donated their professional skills & compassionate care to our young friends.
Georgetown University Hospital’s Vice-President Dr. Stephen Evans writes the first letter shown below, very generously pledging the needed transplant, as well as pre- and post-operative care in the hospital.
The letter from Dr. Kenneth Kornetsky is no less overwhelming in graciousness. Dr. Kornetsky is a nephrologist — a kidney specialist — who has come forward to provide, also pro bono his personal care for the Baraki Boys for as long as they need it.
The Executive Director asks all friends & benefactors of NCCL and this project to pray to God in thanksgiving for Dr. Kornetsky’s charity and the most generous compassion of Dr. Evans and the entire staff of physicians, nurses and administration at Georgetown. And to beg The Good Lord to bless and protect these kind benefactors.
A letter from Stephen R. T. Evans, MD, on behalf of Georgetown University Hospital, follows.
(Click on the link or image, both below, to view the letters.)
Here follows the e-mail and letter from Dr. Kenneth Kornetsky, a nephrologist from Northern Virginia.
Subject: KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FOR ASSEFA HAILU BARAKI
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 15:22:28 -0400
From: Kenneth Kornetsky
To: Consul, U.S. Embassy – Addis Ababa
Attached please find a letter describing the support that I and Fresenius Medical Care are offering to provide Assefa to facilitate his receiving a kidney transplant at Georgetown Hospital .
Please let me know if I can provide additional information.
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