Thanks to the generosity of the Cincinnati Shriners Children's Hospital, our first child received reconstructive burn surgery and advanced antimicrobial therapy that not only saved his hands, but also resolved his life threatening bacterial infection. Each provider in his case was inextricably linked to a unique role in his care. From the translator at his bedside, to the securely armored transportation, to the surgeons in the operating room his care involved coordination across a spectrum of activities. The foundation for that effort, above all, was the inspiration that members of the global community brought to him through their contributions, well wishes, and efforts on his behalf.
It is our hope that his case can serve as a springboard for future cases that we can bring to life in these pages. And it is our hope that you will tell other friends you know about how you, personally,
helped create a brighter future for a child in Iraq and Afghanistan.