I posted some information on Mustafa Abed a while back (May 19,2008) and you will find more on him and other children like him on the No More Victims home page right here
. . . and updated information on Mustafa on this page
Regardless of your position on the war in Iraq, I believe that no reader of my blog would remain unmoved by the terrible consequences for so many children caught in harm's way.
While waiting for Mustafa and his father to receive permission to travel to the US, volunteers in Portland, OR have lined up doctors, hospitals, housing, translators, drivers, a whole support system to make the trip as carefree and as successful as possible.
The visas finally came and they will arrive later this month. Until Mustafa has undergone a series of preliminary examinations, it will be difficult to say what surgeries will follow or how long he and his father will need to stay with us in Portland. What we do know is that even with the generous donation of expertise on the part of the medical community, it will be expensive. If you can spare even a small amount, it would be put to good use. If not, perhaps you would send good wishes for Mustafa's future.
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