SOS from Iraq: MSF_BW_08-01

After 7 hours of surgery, a team of doctors have succeeded in reconstructing the left foot of Abdullah. Two months of physiotherapy await him. His right leg will be fitted with a prosthetic and he will walk again. “He was an excellent painter,” says Abdullah’s older brother, Faris. He said his right-handed brother missed 2 years of school already because of his injuries, but started to use his left had to paint. Because his arm is completely amputated, doctors have told him that an ordinary prosthetic arm will not give him mobility. “I heard they have the one that works for my brother in Germany. God willing, I hope I can get it for him someday.”

After 7 hours of surgery, a team of doctors have succeeded in reconstructing the left foot of Abdullah. Two months of physiotherapy await him. His right leg will be fitted with a prosthetic and he will walk again. “He was an excellent painter,” says Abdullah’s older brother, Faris. He said his right-handed brother missed 2 years of school already because of his injuries, but started to use his left had to paint. Because his arm is completely amputated, doctors have told him that an ordinary prosthetic arm will not give him mobility. “I heard they have the one that works for my brother in Germany. God willing, I hope I can get it for him someday.”