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Afghan child returns from treatment in US

Afghan child returns from treatment in US

Sep 15, 2011 - 16:35

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): An Afghan child, who received medical treatment in America with the help of a US Army officer at the provincial reconstructioninfo-icon team (PRTinfo-icon), was reunited with his family in Nangarhar on Thursday.

The 7-year-old Muslim, who did not have the excretory system at birth and had a urinary obstruction, was donated $400 by Capt. Glin Bestinger for two operations in the US.

Capt. Bestinger handed over the child to his father at a ceremony attended by Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai.

The PRT official told Pajhwok Afghan News he saw the child a year back in his mother’s lap in the Farm Hadda in Jalalabad. He gave some money to the child at the time.

The captain added he could contact HTC -- an organization working for children -- in the New Jersey state with the help of his mother.  Bestinger managed to receive $400 for the child's operations.

Egyptian Surgeon Hena conducted a very complex operation on him, removing a tumor from the child's body and transplanting a new excretory system on him.

 Bestinger said Hena, one of the worldinfo-icon’s top three surgeons, conducted the third complex operation on the child in his career. The minor would undergo another operation next year in New Jersey, where he would have a penile transplant.

Praising the US officer, Sherzai thanked the PRT for its service to the poor child. He also donated $5,000 to the child’s father, Haqiq Shah.




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