Skip to comments.Marines Launch Rescue Effort to Save 3-year-old Hadithah Girl
Posted on 01/24/2008 3:35:49 PM PST by SandRat
They were met there by a team of medical professionals who will escort them to Nashville, Tenn., for open-heart surgery.
Amina Al’a Thabit, a 3-year-old who suffers from a congenital heart defect, was discovered by Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, which is now part of Regimental Combat Team 5, patrolling the area as part of their daily interaction with the populace.
The battalion surgeon diagnosed her condition, and recognizing the gravity of the situation, coordinated arrangements with doctors in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University who agreed to perform the surgery at no cost to the family.
The Marines, in concert with numerous government agencies, initiated a coordinated effort to transport Amina and her mother from their home in the Hadithah region to Nashville for the procedure.
Travel costs and incidentals were financed by private donors.
Amina is a cool name.
Fantastic!! These Marines are called all kinds of names by the wacko Libs, one of the worst being Baby Killers. I wonder how much MSM coverage they will get for saving this baby’s life? I really don’t need to wonder.
"... there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs."
I suspect that Amina's father would like to "speak" with Senator Kerry about that statement.
Very heart warming. We should definitely have some friends over there.
God Bless our fine military. God Bless those private donors. This is wonderful.
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