Photos and audio
by Janet Worne
Published April 3, 2006.

Waghdan Aljayashee, a 12-year-old Iraqi girl, traveled across the world to have skin graft surgery at Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati. During the ordeal, which lasted two days, she had skin harvested from her back and grafted onto her chest to replace massive scar tissue. She was severely burned when battling U.S. and Iraqi forces sparked a fire on the farm where she lived.

Her story has been documented in the pages of the Herald-Leader in several installments over two months. There will be more to follow in the coming months as Waghdan recovers and ultimately heads
home to Iraq.

This multimedia show is a brief recap of her difficult journey so far.

Read the stories by Barbara Isaacs:
Pain and Prog ress
Healing Journey

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