Child in Need

When my brother was deployed in Iraq, he sent out an e-mail asking for prayers for a little Iraqi girl in need of funds and help because she was suffering for congenital heart disease.

Rawan is in need of surgery that would require her to travel out of the country, something her family cannot afford. Rawan’s heart defect also affects her lungs and causes her lack of energy.

Rawan’s is from a town named Jabella, which is in Babil Province.  Her family has brought her  to the civil-military operations center on Forward Operating Base Kalsu in hope of help. Soldiers with the 415th Civil Affairs Company and the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment have been working with Rawan’s family since June, when the mayor of Jabella approached one of their officers about her condition.

Children’s Heartlink is currently collecting funds to assist Rawan’s cause.

Photo provided by Soldier Michael Kim
Photo provided by Soldier Michael Kim

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