5 Year Old Fatima with Hershey Medical Center
Fatima is a 5 year old girl with a ventricular septal defect which was causing failure to thrive in Iraq.
Her family was concerned about her low weight and lack of normal developmental progress, and they were not able to get her adequate care in Iraq. They brought her to a U. S. Army Forward Operating Base where the Soldiers fell in love with her beaming smile. She received advanced evaluation and care at the Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania, followed by a successful return to Iraq.