Afghan girl awaits surgery

Afghan girl awaits surgery

There are 28 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Feb 8, 2009, titled Afghan girl awaits surgery. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

An Afghan teenager brought to the United States for complex oral surgery is finally looking forward to her operation after several false starts.

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Melissa Shapiro

Willimantic, CT

#23 Feb 14, 2009
GET FKD wrote:
And Melissa Shapiro has been nothing if not the fighter mom on her guest's behalf.
She asked St. Joseph High School if Wahida could attend classes there, noting that the teenager "needed to be around kids her own age," recalled Vice Principal Laurene Collins. St. Joseph agreed.
Why didn't you find her a nice JEWISH school to attend?
FYI..We are a Cathlic Family..Jesus loves all children..
White Power Princess


#24 Feb 14, 2009
Melissa Shapiro wrote:
Hi..I think this is a beatiful collabortive effort to help an orphan girl from a 3rd world war stricken country. She is happy to have this surgery and so greatful to be able to have it here in America. I dont understand how anyone could think helping a child is wrong, child should suffer in pain everyday. As far as St. Joes ...Wahida AUDITS classes there, she recieves no special services..Its just a great opportunity for her to be amoung her peers while waiting for her surgery. I can understand why anyone can turn a positive situation into negative.
She's receiving free schooling? That's not special?
White Power Princess


#25 Feb 14, 2009
Wahida AUDITS classes there, she recieves no special services..


My mistake. I thought Wahida was her religious leader, not her name.

See how this news paper starts trouble?

They made it seem like this child was receiving a free education in addition to free medical treatment.

Parsippany, NJ

#26 Feb 14, 2009
Thousands of Americans are in need of medical and dental care too but they can't get it and they go on suffering with no help. Mmmmmmm.

Willimantic, CT

#27 Feb 14, 2009
I think this is a wonderful thing to do for a child regardless of where they reside. The Shapiro family has taken a child in from a diffrent country and religion, and most people wouldnt do something like that..they have opened thier hearts and home to a child in need..Im sure Wahida will take all the things she has learned in America and about america and try to make change for her own people..Im sure this expiernce will enrich her life, the Shapiros lives and the people she has meet here. God Bless. I feel dissapointed anyone would find any negativity in this situation..
Trumbull Resident

Woodbury, CT

#28 Feb 15, 2009
trumbullite wrote:
Not only free medical, but Nice that this kid gets free education to St. Joe's!!!
She can't open her mouth to eat a cheeseburger?! Big deal!!!!
No child be in pain and suffer, its up the the org, the doc and the host family if they want to open thier hearts. You are a hateful person and bitter. As the shapiros said,she recieves no special services..she Audits classes...U are ignorant!
Love it

Plymouth, MN

#29 Feb 16, 2009
You know what?? To each his own, but I think it's a shame that there are so many poverty stricken children right here in your own state that can't afford surgery and are in pain yet you help someone from another country!

Sounds like a publicity stunt!
Joseph Bingham

Lund, Sweden

#30 Jun 30, 2012
I have been reading about "solace for children" and Lake Norman Children's relief. They take the children to america. Belarus stopped them from doing that and then they turned to war torn afghanistan to take more children. Search them in this forum. Sad and concerning.

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