Saturday, March 31, 2018

#NewsDayTuesday: Girl From Ramallah, Palestine Travels to Kentucky for Apert Syndrome-Related Surgeries

A child from Palestine, born with Apert Syndrome, will undergo surgery in Kentucky at Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville. Dr. Ian Mutchnick met Leyan Albazzour while performing neurosurgery overseas in the West Bank. 

Leyan's brain began developing, but her skull did not. She was affected by developmental delays and pain. Dr. Mutchnick could not bear to see her in pain and knew he could help in the form of a cranial vault expansion surgery. 

Learn more about Leyan's experience in Louisville, Kentucky at Norton Children's Hospital in this article. 

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