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2010 " two ambulances sent to the home of the elderly and disabled in Stolac Bosnia"


Disability/Retirement Home in Stolac, Bosnia

        
The Minister for Health in  Bosnia visited us in Medjugorje near the end of 2009 and requested help  with supplies for a new home for the elderly and disabled in Stolac. The  new centre is designed to cater for 260 patients and they had only  enough beds and equipment for
        
60. They requested: an  emergency ambulance, a wheelchair accessible minibus, hospital beds,  furniture, wheelchairs, walking aids, crutches bandages, lockers,  fridges and any kind of physiotherapy equipment.
        
The Home in Stolac is  situated in an area that suffered greatly at the end of the Second World  War and again in the recent War. It cares for young and old who have  disabilities. We sourced what we could for them. Frank Terry, Keith  Sheehan, Godfrey Carpenter and Jerry O’Sullivan and community members  gathered an amazing se­lection of very useful items.


The Health Authority in Bosnia and  Herzegovina sent us a forty foot truck in 2010 and we got two  Ambulances on board. The ambu­lances were filled to capacity and every  available space around them was filled as well. Difficult as this can be  at times the joy comes when the load reaches its final destination.
        
Of all our projects in  Bosnia the one in Stolac stands out. When we arrived after our second  donation there we were given a great re­ception It was Breda’s last  visit to Bosnia and a final opportunity for her to see the fruits of her  work and while none of us knew that, the locals gave us a great  reception.
        
With gratitude to God in  our hearts for giving us the opportunity to serve our needy brothers and  sisters we marvel at the enormous generosity and kindness of all who  come to our aid as we try to re­spond as best we can to the needs that  He has pointed out to us. It is only with the aid and support of others  that we are able to do this work effectively and we thank all who have  contributed their time, supplies, transport, storage, diesel, meals, and  funds to enable this to happen. May God who sees all that is done in  secret reward you.
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