Team Heart is a non profit medical organization that aims to address rheumatic heart disease in Rwanda. The approach is two fold. First, the organization works to prevent new cases through screening and medical treament. For those who have advanced cases, surgeons operate on the heart to restore the individuals back to strength.
I met Ceeya and Chip Bollman and was instantly drawn to their story in its own right, but also because of my past experiences working in Rwanda. Their effort is one of remarkable heroism and they cannot do it alone. They've turned to digital and social media to spread the word and raise additional funding.
I worked with Team Heart to produce these video interviews, which are meant to more fully explain the organization's mission and approach. While the video is basic, it is my hope that we can raise additional funding to support a trip out their to capture additional media, that can more fully tell this story.
During my last trip to Rwanda, I gained a great deal of understanding about how telling human stories can establish an emotional connection to organizations and individuals. I hope that someday we will be telling the whole story of Team Heart from the field.