“Syria Opens the Gateway to Humanity for the Assyrian Medical Society, the Mission Continues. . .”

stewar20saad20aziz1.jpgSomewhere in Jaramana, there is a mother that gave birth to a child, whose father cried “save my son,” and three organizations with international reputation that answered the prayers of Iraq’s war victims ~

Ten year-old Stewar Aziz arrived to Syria from Iraq with big dreams. But after an accident fractured his left arm, he was diagnosed with supracondylar left humeral fracture for which ORIF and application of a cast was recommended. Aziz underwent a surgery and has been receiving post-operative care.

Breta is 15 years old Iraqi female who came to Syria for evaluation and treatment for psychiatric illness. The patient is currently undergoing psychiatric intervention sessions.

Alaa’ Hassan, 30 year-old female, is another Iraqi refugee, who after recurrent lower abdominal pain was diagnosed with uterine fibroids and advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy. The proposed surgery was successfully completed at a local hospital in Syria where Hassan is expected to make a full recovery.

Hiba Harbi is a 30 years old Iraqi female who came to Syria for evaluation of her left eye. She was diagnosed with refraction derangement and retinal detachment. She was recommended to undergo operative intervention. She decided to put the intervention on hold for now, but has received a partial treatment.

Evan Danial, 40, and Sajida Mahmood, 41, both Iraqi refugees in Syria. Both, after having recurrent upper right quadrant pain, were diagnosed with cholecystitis, for which they were advised to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patients underwent a successful surgeries and have been reported to be making progress in their recovery.

All patients were referred by the Assyrian Aid Society-Syria, while the Medical Relief Project of the Assyrian Medical Society approved the medical care. Funding was provided by the Assyrian National Council of Illinois. To learn more, visit www.assyrianmedical.org.

~ Helen Talia, MBA, CPA
January 2011