How can you trust that this is true and real?
Four of us who know:
(1) My parents, Mr Alastair and Mrs Margaret Macdonald (originally pioneers of British MAF in Malakal, S Sudan early 1950’s) have known Rose and her family for 19 years as they were still missionaries at that time in 1994. My father has just told me how impressed he and my mother were with the very special ministry that Rose had even then, with her skill on a guitar, her compassion and her faith. (2) I have known Rose through emails for about 14 years, and she is like a precious sister to me. I worked in Sudan twice, once in Khartoum the capital, and then in a large refugee camp. I know the bad roads, the poverty, the unhelpful climate, plus the pain of adhesions which I have had some 12+ operations for by a top consultant in England, until I found out about Dr Kruschinski in Germany. He has done amazing things for my insides. I can personally vouch for his unique invention and techniques. As well as being a highly experienced and skilled surgeon, he has devoted his life to solving the problem of adhesions.
(3) Email Excerpts Oct 10, 2013 from Justin L. Lokolo, Programs Manager,
Hope Education Trust - Africa (HETA), P.O. Box 655, Arua
Rose Izawa is the Board Secretary and a founding member of Hope Education trust Africa (HETA). She is 49, a University graduate, a teacher by profession, a priest and a mother. She is a South Sudanese refugee in Uganda. Rose’s life is in serious danger, being threatened by partial intestinal obstruction that started early this year and getting worse day by day. Rose has lost weight and much of her physical strength because she now lives on small amounts of soft foods and fluids only. She lives with pain. She takes care of her twin boys who are now aged 13 years and extended family. One of the boys is asthmatic that needs special attention. This adds to her worries. Doctors explained that her partial intestinal obstruction is caused by overgrown network of abdominal adhesions. The adhesions developed over time as an adverse reaction to touching by doctors of her inner side during surgeries she underwent earlier. Rose has had these four series of surgical treatments in her life: 1990 removal of ovarian cyst; 1992 appendicitis; 1996, removal of first adhesions; 2005 removal of diseased thyroid gland.
(4) Email Excerpts Aug. 21-26, 2013 - from John Foster who Chairs the Education Committee of the Salisbury-Sudan Link:
Part of my area of responsibility is Theological Education, including BATC, which is how I came to know Rose. When I was in Yei in May 2013, I met with Rose and her husband to discuss what could be done to save BATC so was aware of her ill-health then. Also gave her some of my own money to help her a little. Rose is not paid as a pastor. That is by no means uncommon in S Sudan. Rose herself. She is a very special person. She is gentle, uncomplaining and very grateful for any support which she receives. She has been a very loyal member of Bishop Allison Theological College (BATC) when others have taken themselves off when they saw the difficulties it is in. This is where she was employed but it has not functioned for a couple of years. She had stayed on to look after the site and protect the equipment/books etc which are there but there is no money coming into the college. Her husband is a very intelligent and thoughtful man who supports her well. She is most deserving of any help which she can get.
Why does she have to travel from Arua, Uganda to Berlin, Germany, for surgery?
WHY only Dr Kruschinski in Germany can save Rose’s life?
ü Many, if not most Surgeons in the USA, UK, and such like countries, will not operate at all for adhesions as the way they do it via keyhole surgery, there is a big risk of creating more adhesions. Thus Dr K tends to get all the truly horrific “hopeless” cases like Rose. Dr K has saved people who have had their breathing compromised as well as their entire digestive system. The Surgeon Rose saw in Africa is right that with what he knows and the equipment he has, there is a very high risk of punching through her intestines (= death), and it is true that in any traditional surgery there is an extremely high risk of creating more adhesions. This is why Dr K has devoted his life to helping folks with adhesions, and why he is the only real hope for Rose. Until I found out about Dr K in Germany, I also had no hope of ever being pain free. Dr Kruschinski has devoted his life to making a way for adhesion sufferers to be truly fixed. He is has spent his life totally specialising in severe adhesions AND can fix them due to his invention the abdo-lift.
ü His keyhole surgery DOES NOT create more adhesions. Because: He does not use the cold gas all other surgeons use in traditional keyhole (Laparoscopic) surgery to blow up the 'stomach cavity' but is able to precisely and carefully lift it, the 'stomach cavity', from inside with his invention, like a sort of tent prop. The gas itself causes adhesions if used for more than about 20 minutes, it is very very cold which of course causes all cells to tighten up so that even the few surgeons who are willing to use spray gel, cannot use it properly since it's impossible for the gel to sink into the tissues due to the coldness of the gas. Furthermore the gas is under high pressure which means it’s like a strong wind blowing around inside of you, and so the spray gel gets blown about too, and is very hit and miss as to reaching any exact area. It is not surprising that most surgeons believe that spray gel does not help in surgery for adhesions, most won’t even try using it, and that all surgery for adhesions will only cause more to form.
ü Finally, because he also uses a special spray gel dyed blue for visibility. The spray gel is crucial for adhesion sufferers as it coats each cut surface with slippery stuff. It is able to sink deep into the warm tissues, and keeps its slippery properties long enough for all the cut surfaces to heal without sticking to each other - the sticking to each other is what makes adhesions.
Dr Kruschinski has offered to do the operations for free in the sense that he himself will not make any money out of this. Due to the urgency for Rose, he will fit her into his schedule within a few days of us having the requisite £10-11,000 Stirling – Contact me for her account details and the least expensive way to transfer money to her in Uganda, and some to Germany. His costs quoted only cover the anaesthetist, nurses, equipment, and such. The rest is hospital stay costs and travel costs, and a small amount for me to spend her required 2 weeks there to help out, as Dr K always recommends companions.
In Rose Izawa’s own words:
“I live each day by God’s Grace and Mercy. My humble request to God is if only he could allow me life for some time, in order to give support to these little boys in their primary school and preach the word of God. (These are her only children who were premature twins and are now 13 years old. She also has and does look after her husband’s first wife’s children – his first wife died). Otherwise I feel my life is really been threatened by this abdominal adhesion. Thanks for standing by me in this trial moment. When the pain is much, I cannot perform my daily activity well.” (Italics are my words)
Roselyn Joy McDonald:
Whoever you are, I thank you with all my heart for giving the money that will allow
Rose Kenyi to have life saving surgery. I have no doubt whatsoever that God also will reward you.
From what I know, it is URGENT, as she may have only weeks to live without this operation.
Sincerely and passionately,
Roselyn Joy Macdonald
CONTACTS: Email: email@example.com put ROSE in the subject line
Phone from England: 01983 40 29 71 Phone from USA: 1-44-1983 40 29 71
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In Rose Izawa's Own Words; Her life, her story:
MY APPEAL TO GOOD SAMARITANS TO RESCUE MY LIFE
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I am a South Sudanese and one of the few female priests from the Episcopal Diocese of Yei, headed by the Rt. Rev. Hilary Luate Adeba. I was ordained priest in 2002 at Bishop Allison Theological College (BATC) in Arua by Bishop Seme Luate Solomona of Yei (RIP). I am a teacher and pastor by profession. I am a married woman with two biological children and six stepchildren. My husband Rev. Samuel Kenyi, the children and I are living as refugees in Arua, Uganda. We are planning and hope to repatriate voluntarily and smoothly when we have the basic shelters in place in Yei.
In 2006, I was sponsored by Church Mission Society (CMS) to study at Uganda Christian University (UCU) on condition that I return to teach at BATC, based in Arua. Though a mother of very young twins then, I successfully completed my studies and graduated with a bachelor’s degree by God’s grace. On completion, I reported to BATC to resume my work. To my disappointment, the College had started to collapse due to several unresolved factors. Donors stopped supporting the College. Majority of the staff members, facing financial difficulties, left work to look for other means to sustain their families and children in schools.
However, two tutors and I sacrificed our time to help the last batch of students complete their final semester in 2010. Three of us have since been volunteering by taking care of the College properties awaiting their relocation to Yei, South Sudan. We have received no salary since 2009.
I would have looked for a paying job or employment elsewhere but I feel bad if I abandoned God’s valuable properties to plunder and decay. Therefore, even if I am sick, I want to help protect them until they are transported to a safe place in Yei. God provides our daily meal in ways I cannot understand.
The medical problem I am experiencing
My life hangs on the balance, being threatened by partial bowel obstruction that started early this year and getting worse every day. The cause of this condition is abdominal Adhesion. I have had adhesions for a very long time, probably at least 16 years. In February this year, doctors in Arua and Gulu hospitals told I had partial bowel obstruction.
Three different Doctors have told me that they could carry out emergency operation on me only when I reach complete intestinal obstruction. This means when I am at the verge of death. At present, I am experiencing unusual pains at my diaphragm, difficulties in normal deep breathing. I feel as if my lungs are not expanding enough for air I inhale, and the organs below my diaphragm are all painful and I feel as if they are all glued together. I do eat very small bits of soft food as this often causes discomforts and pains in the abdominal region.
What are abdominal adhesions?
Abdominal adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form between abdominal tissues and organs. Normally, internal tissues and organs have slippery surfaces, which allow them to shift easily as the body moves. Adhesions cause tissues and organs to stick together. The intestines are part of the digestive system. Abdominal adhesions can cause an intestinal obstruction. Although most adhesions cause no symptoms or problems, others cause chronic abdominal or pelvic pain. Adhesions are also a major cause of intestinal obstruction and female infertility. Adhesions can not only stick your guts together, but cause them to twist entirely (at which point it is immediate surgery or death).
Doctor’s recommendation for me
Doctors explained that my partial intestinal obstruction is caused by overgrown network of abdominal adhesions. Abdominal adhesions may kink, twist, or pull my intestines out of place, causing an intestinal obstruction. An intestinal obstruction partially or completely restricts the movement of food or stool through the intestines. A complete intestinal obstruction is life threatening and requires immediate medical attention and often surgery.
My adhesions developed over time as an adverse reaction to touching by doctors of my inner side during surgeries I underwent earlier. I have had these four series of surgical treatments in my life: 1990 removal of ovarian cyst; 1992 appendicitis; 1996, removal of first adhesions; 2005 removal of diseased thyroid gland. The next one is going to be the fifth. I have lost weight and much of my physical strength is gone. This is because I now live on small amounts of soft foods, fruits and fluids only, which are a bit costly. I live with pain, disappointment; I see no more hope of living as a frustrated person. I do take care of the twin boys God have given us who are now aged 13 years and extended family. One of the boys is asthmatic and with impaired vision, that needs special care. This situation, sincerely and humanly speaking, increases my fears and worries.
Dr. Kruschinski in Germany
Ideally, my current medical case could best be handled in Germany. This is where according to Roselyn Macdonald, a dear friend and sister in Christ Jesus in UK, testified that, I could receive the safest and most lasting treatment from a specialist called Dr. Kruschinski. According to Roselyn He has developed unique inventions and techniques to do perfect operations. Being a highly experienced and skilled surgeon, he has devoted his life to solving the problem of adhesions. Dr. K has agreed to carry out the keyhole surgery free of charge. Still my family and I are too poor to raise the funds to sponsor my travel expenses to Europe. The medical supplies and other expenses relating to this treatment need at least GBP 11,000! My friend Roselyn is unemployed and struggles to earn a living. She is looking after her ailing parents and cannot do much to help me. In case you need to conform this, please feel free to do so using her e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. You can conduct her for further details.
I am encouraged to know that children of the living Lord are standing up with me in prayer. Because I am one of them, I have committed my whole life to Christ Jesus who is my savior and Lord of life. Only He has the divine power to save life, conger evil or take life at His own right time. I am not worried after life here. I have the hope and carriage for future life to preach/teach the Word of God and attend to my family. I am grateful for His grace that He gives to my entire family members and me daily to withstand or go through this tough time. Though I am poor, yet in Him, I feel I am rich for He has every blessing in His store. Though I am weak at times like these, He remains steadfast in His love for us.
I am unemployed and a refugee who have no income. I therefore ask brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for me. Pray that God may touch the hearts of His children to be passionate and contribute towards the extension of my life through surgery or miracle. Yes, I too believe that God still works miracles even today. However, sometimes He takes us through deep rivers and high lands, so that we may know him better and rely upon him. I hope the Lord in His mercy may spare my life so that I can still serve Him. I believe the entire family members and the community still need my humble services in future.
Please your prayers, hands, and hearts full of love due to your support for this humanitarian cause are welcome. He who is Omniscient, Omnipotent, and omnipresent reward you abundantly and with heavenly blessings.
Yours, in His love and service,
Rev. Rose Izawa
Phone +256 77 44 95774