Charitable group flies Iraqi youth to U.S. for surgery
November 22, 2010
In 2009, 9-year-old Noora Afif Abdulhameed traveled to Portland, Oregon to receive plastic surgery to help heal a wound she suffered from a sniper. She recently returned to have another round of reconstructive surgery thanks to the charitable group, No More Victims, The Portland Press Herald reports.
Although the surgery was necessary, it took a lot of effort for Noorato undergo these procedures. After flying from Iraq to Jordan, she then embarked on an 11-hour flight to New York City that was shortly followed by a cross-country flight to Oregon. Still, it seems that the distance it was well worth it.
"Afrah [her mother] is sad that Noora had to leave her family," her father told the news source, "but she is glad she is getting the surgery, which she needs very much."
No More Victims is an organization that helps provide medical sponsorships for Iraqi children who have suffered an injury as the result of the war. According to the group's website, 90 percent of Iraqi hospitals lack the supplies needed to perform necessary surgeries.
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