From Syria to Surgery: A Brave Journey:
- A Tough Medical Challenge: Born with a critical heart condition, Naz Hassan’s condition required specialized surgery in the U.S.
- The Heart Gift Foundation’s Role: Through the Heart Gift Foundation, Naz came to the U.S. for her life-saving operation.
An Early Halloween Celebration:
- Neighborhood’s Compassionate Gesture: Learning that Naz would miss Halloween due to her surgery, over 60 houses in her neighborhood joined together to give her a personalized trick-or-treat experience.
- A Mother’s Gratitude: Shiler Sido, Naz’s mother, expressed profound gratitude to the neighborhood and host family for their kindness and support.
Successful Surgery and Recovery:
- Surgery Success: Naz’s open-heart surgery, performed by Dr. Timothy Pettitt, was successful, involving intricate repair techniques.
- Postoperative Progress: Despite initial post-surgery discomfort, Naz showed significant recovery, missing only her host family’s dog, Lily.
The Power of Community Support:
- A Neighborhood’s Generosity: This story highlights the impact of community support in times of adversity, bringing joy to a young girl’s challenging journey.
- Lasting Memories: Both Naz and her mother will cherish these moments of kindness and inclusion for a lifetime.