Iraqi Baby

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Doctors are examining an eight-month-old Iraqi girl to see how they can treat a neck growth that is restricting her breathing.

Fatemah Hassan and her mother arrived in Columbus this week on a military cargo plane.

When Fatemah arrived at a U.S. military base last month, she was blue from lack of oxygen. The growth on her neck is about the size of two softballs.

An Army doctor in Iraq called Children's Hospital, which agreed to treat her for free if she could find a way to get to Columbus.

Congressman Ted Strickland of Ohio and Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia helped get visas for the baby and her mother.

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