ICARE – The Iraqi Children’s Aid And Repair Endeavor

Rukea smiles for the camera after her lifesaving surgery.

After their help saving two little lives during our last Remedy Mission, I would be remiss if I didn’t introduce you to the excellent people at ICARE.

Hailing from New Zealand, these Kiwi doctors, nurses, students, artists and compassionate volunteers are bent about helping Iraq’s children. Their projects range from dental care to nutrition classes to art auctions, and they’ve been saving lives and blessing Iraqis for years.

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So when Assil Russell, their founder, heard about our Remedy Missions, she mobilized her team and raised enough to save the lives of two children! 

One of the children they saved is Rukea (pictured). At a year and 8 months, Rukea is one of the cutest kids alive, and–thanks to Assil and everyone at ICARE–Rukea is back home with her family recovering from a previously life-threatening heart defect! 

We’re developing a film from Rukea’s time at the hospital for you, so stay tuned. In the meantime, why don’t you go here and “like” ICARE on Facebook?