Israeli Doctor Saves Syrian Girl's Life

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Telem Yahav
Published:     05.14.13, 16:44 / Israel News

After an arduous journey, a four-year-old Syrian girl was successfully operated for a deadly heart condition in the Israeli Edith Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.

"Without the surgery she could have died within a few months, maybe even weeks," said the surgeon, Doctor Lior Sasson. "It's uplifting to perform surgery on a child from a hostile country. We can show Syrians and the world we look for peace."

The child's journey began three and a half years ago, when an examination in Syria revealed her heart had only one ventricle, instead of two, causing her chronic fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath, critically endangering her life.

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