Chief Wiggles needs our help

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Tabarak Kasim Mouhamed is nine months old, and is suffering with a cancer that is easily and successfully treated in the United States. All avenues of care have been exhausted in Iraq. The severe and spreading angiomas on her face and neck will likely result in starvation or asphyxiation if the cancer is allowed to progress. Doctors believe that with the speed at which the cancer is spreading, she may have only one or two more months if she is left untreated.

In the US, she has an excellent chance of highly successful therapy through the use of steriods, laser therapy and/or surgery.

However, her family is very poor, and the Chief needs help from people like us, who can donate money to help offset her medical expenses, pediatricians and plastic surgeons to perform the surgeries, a children's hospital to provide services and care, and a visa that will allow her to travel to the USA among other things.

Please help.

UPDATE: 9/13/04 I just checked The Chief's blog this morning for news, and help is on the way. There's still a lot to do: donations are still needed; she needs a visa; flight schedules need to be arranged, and so on. Nevertheless, let's take a moment to say a prayer for Dr. Marcelo Hochman of The Hemangioma Treatment Foundation, who has volunteered to handle of Tabarak's treatment. Here's to that little girl's good health, and here's to Dr. Hochman for stepping forward.

Thank you, doctor.

posted by Linda on September 10, 2004 09:17 PM

I think you need to close that underline tag. :D

PS: Give the wee bean a kiss from Auntie Ethne!

Posted by: Ethne at September 13, 2004 10:45 PM

We appreciate people like you spreading the word. Without all of the wonderful bloggers around helping out in anyway possible, these miracles wouldn't happen.


Posted by: Plunge at September 14, 2004 02:59 AM

Thanks, Ethne! (Always proofread the post. Always. Proofread. The. Post.)

And thanks for the kind words, Plunge, but it's people like you and the Chief who make the real difference.


Posted by: Linda at September 14, 2004 04:02 PM