Barzan's Heart Surgery

northern Iraq

How Much Energy Will He Have After Surgery?

Posted on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 00:00 by Jonathan Miles

That's seven-year-old redheaded Barzan, held up by his mother tonight at the Jordan River border crossing so the passport control officer could have a look at him. While waiting for the authorities to approve his passage, Barzan and his companion in mischief Ahmed did everything they could to prove they aren't really heart patients!

Finally they collapsed in exhaustion, all of their little boy energy spent for a brief while. The authorities kindly gave us permission to cross the river, and after a couple more hours of waiting on the other side, we reached Jerusalem late tonight. Barzan's first encounter with Israeli doctors is scheduled for Tuesday morning. We'll keep you posted.