Six Year Old Abbass From Scania, Iraq with Project Hope
Abbass is a six year old boy who was burned in Iraq when a cooking stove exploded. He lost the skin, his hair, and ear on one side of his head. He received skin grafts in Iraq followed by wound care and dressing changes three times a week at the Smith Gate Clinic, an Army clinic for Iraqi kids at Forward Operating Base Scania. The wound care was very painful for him, he tried to be tough but he cried at the visits, and his head was not healing well, so Boston Shriner’s Hospital was contacted and agreed to perform skin grafting and reconstructive surgery.
With the help of Project Hope, ICP brought him to Boston for care and after four weeks, for the first time in 6 months, he had no bandages on his head and no open wounds. His smiles grew wider by the day and he made many new friends in the United States. Abbass returned to Iraq with his dad after a successful trip.
He attended the TDF Fundraiser in the Fall of 2008.