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Assyrian boy from Iraq brought to USA for lifesaving surgery

ZNDA: Los Angeles)  Kirillos Faris George, an 13-month-old baby from Baghdad, accompanied by his
Vivan Banyameen Shamuel arrived in the U.S. last week for a life-saving operation for Kirillos in California. 

Kirillos suffers from a congenital heart defects known as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) and Tetralogy of Fallot.    Thanks to the determined efforts of Dr. Samir Johna, the Medical Director of the Assyrian Aid Society of America and the Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Kirillos was treated at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in Southern California on Wednesday, 16 August.

At press time, after a difficult four-hour operation, Baby Kirillos is reported to be in stable condition, resting without the use of a ventilator in the ICU.

Kirillos was accepted as a charitable patient and his cost of treatment will be covered by Loma Linda Hospital.

                                                                                                        Baby Kirillos seen here with Dr. Samir Johna.

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