Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Thank You Buckeye State

An Iraqi infant girl with a possibly fatal growth in her neck, has arrived in Columbus, Ohio for free treatment.

The story as reported by the Associated Press takes these lines:
Fatemah was blue when she arrived at the base last month, and it took doctors three days to stabilize her, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

One doctor, Lt. Col. Todd Fredricks of Ohio, contacted Children's Hospital in Columbus, which decided it would treat Fatemah at no cost if she could get there.

Rep. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., helped with visas for the infant and her 21-year-old mother, Beyda'a Amir Abdul Jabar.

The 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base arranged travel to Columbus.

They arrived late Wednesday aboard a converted military cargo plane and spent the night at the hospital.

As I always say, please pray for the success of the surgery to remove the baby's tumor.

Again, thank you Buckeye State for your help. Thanks Brad for the hint.

Arabic Word of The Post:

hospital  : مستشفى - / mus-tesh-fA /
hospitals : مستشفيات - / mus-tesh-fayat /

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