July 17, 2008
USA Pediatrician Donates Nelson's to Iraqi Pediatrician
Hi my name is Mike Lombardo. I am currently serving in the Balad area, Iraq, as a physician assistant. I have been corresponding with Valerie over the last few months in reference to OML. We have been working to create a permanent medical library at Balad Hospital. Prior to OML, it was merely an almost empty room with shelves.
The Iraqi providers send their thanks and appreciation to all whom had part in making this endeavor a success. I am sending a special thank you from Dr. Riyahd, the head of Pediatrics at the Balad Hospital, who before receiving a brand new copy of Nelson's Pediatrics from OML Coalition Board Member, Dr. Eyla Boies, was using photocopy pages of a 1996 edition of Nelson's as one of his primary sources of medical information.
Thanks again for making a difference in those less fortunate than us. Take care and God Bless, Mike (1 LT) Lombardo
Photo Courtesy of 1LT Michael Lombardo who is pictured with Dr. Riyadh