Marine Medics Fight to Save Girl's Life
This one won't get plastered on the front pages of the New York Times for the next 31 days, but it's more typical of the conduct
of our soldiers and sailors than Abu Ghraib.For the time being, Hadael will continue to make regular trips to the Marine base to receive her weekly medicine.
For their part, the Marines say they will continue to visit Hadael’s family from time to time.
Hadael’s father says she doesn’t play with the other kids in her neighborhood and doesn’t smile much anymore, although when the Marines come around she smiles a bit more.
Staring at his daughter as she lies on a green stretcher, receiving medication inside the Marines’ medical facility in Al Qa’im, Ahmed says that now “all that is left to do is wait.”
She needs a liver and kidney transplant, but our folks are keeping her alive. Four of her siblings have died from a hereditary ailment.