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Palestinian boy walks for first time after treatment at Lucile Packard

Original post made on Jun 4, 2014

Six-year-old Hadi Abukhadra is able to walk for the first time in his life, thanks to surgery and rehabilitation at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -- treatment that he traveled 7,500 miles to receive.

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Posted by teresa adams
a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05 am

At Lucile Packard miracles happen every day. Many children who had life-threatening and/or complicated health conditions go out the door to lead thriving lives. The staff is commendable. A few years ago I happened to observe a high-level doctor go out of his way to give moral support to a family. Lucile Packard is not just a hospital; it's a place of hope and a lot of caring people.


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Posted by Francisco
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on Jun 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

What a wonderful, wonderful story. I saw this on the news, and the happiness of the little boy as he moved around, as well as joy of his mother. Bless you and thank you to everyone who made it possible, especially all at Lucille Packard. Dr. Rinsky is a hero for changing this boy's life, and no doubt, the lives of so many others. We need more such stories!


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I agree that this is a nice story, but I wonder why Nuha Shuman did not contact either King Faisal or King Fahad Specialist Hospitals in Saudi Arabia for treatment instead of flying his family all the way to America.

He will likely need lifelong treatment and Saudi Arabia has excellent hospitals and physicians.


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Posted by Helene
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I have known Larry Rinsky for over 42 years. He is a kind, competent, humanitarian. One of the best! It is a privilege to be his friend.


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Posted by Francisco
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on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm

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Posted by Nora Charles
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on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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Posted by Resident, a resident of Old Palo Alto
13 hours ago
I agree that this is a nice story, but I wonder why Nuha Shuman did not contact either King Faisal or King Fahad Specialist Hospitals in Saudi Arabia for treatment instead of flying his family all the way to America.

He will likely need lifelong treatment and Saudi Arabia has excellent hospitals and physicians.
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Perhaps this very specialized surgery is not performed in Saudi Arabia.


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