Local Baghdad Citizens Given Assistance In Emergencies
No one can predict where enemy mortar fire will land, and for a small Iraqi girl in January 2007 it was her misfortune to be in an area that was hit. Little Shams was struck inside her family home, wounding her badly. But due to a series of wonderful miracles, Shams is doing okay today. It was a miracle that just as Shams father rushed out into the street for help that a US Military convoy and Humvee vehicle was happening along.
It was a miracle that the vehicle contained military medical personnel who could administer emergency care while they rushed the little girl to the local US coalition aid station.
It was a miracle that there happened to be two surgeons at the aid station that day that could travel with the little girl to the International zone where the two surgeons worked to reattach the little girls arm, and the other saving her life by stopping bleeding.
It was a miracle that the Iraqi assistance center was in the right place at the right time, helping to rush the little girl to the United States for further treatment and a long series of treatment and medical care.
It was a further miracle that they were able to find care and 16 months or rehabilitation care and it was totally paid for by loving caring individual Americans who donated funds to the programs assisting Shams.
And last but not least it is a further miracle and a testament to the individuals involved that Shams is now doing well and back in her native Iraq with her mother, a success story of cooperation, giving and human spirit.