Burn Victim, Awham, 17 year old from Iraq
Awham is a 17 year old girl who suffered second and third degree burns over 50% of her body surface area. She received life-saving care for severe infections and wound closure in Iraq, and came to Boston Shriners Hospital for medical and surgical burn care. She had a difficult course in Iraq and a challenging transport to the United States, but through the tremendous dedication of many volunteers, she was given new hope to survive her devastating injuries. She successfully battled against the odds, survived her burns, and returned to Iraq in excellent condition. Like all of the ICP projects, special thanks goes to LTC Paul Morrissey for making this difficult case a success.