Last week Naranchimeg arrived from Mongolia, with her mother, Orkhon, and interpreter Munkhjin Bayanjargal, for surgery relating to severe burns she received in March 2010. Many Mongolians remember the news at that time when a nomadic herders’ ger in South Gobi went up in flames and a 2 1/2 year old girl not only escaped but returned to the ger to drag her 11 month old sister Naranchimeg from the flames. Now Naranchimeg will be given surgery for burn scars. The first operation will be on her right leg where the scar has healed in such a way as to prevent her from bending her knee and walking normally.
Shriner’s Hospital in Boston is donating surgery and all care for her. American Airlines Miles for Kids is giving free flights for Naraa and Orkhon, from Beijing to Boston. Eznis is giving free flights from Dalanzadgad, South Gobi to Ulaanbaatar. Hospitality Homes of Boston is a wonderful organization which has host families to take in patients and their families who need medical care in Boston. Because there were four of us–Munkhjin, Orkhon, Naraa and me (Sas) this organization has given us a lovely apartment for a very low cost. We are very close to Shriners.
Naraa’s surgery was to be this past Monday but she had pneumonia, so it is being rescheduled for next Wednesday, the day of the New Moon, New Year’s Holiday in Mongolia. She has a little cough still so we are hoping she will respond to the medication she is on. All good wishes, prayers, blessings, thoughts are welcome for this.
Thank you everyone who has helped get Naraa here! We will let you know as her treatment proceeds.